Supporting the establishment of a Presidential Youth Council.
Whereas the unique perspectives and insights of young people, especially young people who have previously participated in a public policy-related program, outreach initiative, internship, or fellowship opportunity, are essential to ensure that investments made by the Federal Government in youth services are effective and efficient; Whereas existing outreach and engagement mechanisms of the Federal Government are designed in ways that inhibit the participation, and lead to the underrepresentation, of young people in the policymaking process; and Whereas numerous Members of Congress, Governors, State legislatures, mayors, and city councils have created youth councils that have proven to be an effective means of receiving input from young people, which leads to more effective and efficient policies: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. PRESIDENTIAL YOUTH COUNCIL.
(a) Congress-- (1) supports the establishment with private funds of a Presidential Youth Council to-- (A) advise the President and the administration on the perspectives of young people; (B) make public policy-related youth programs more efficient and effective; and (C) address issues that will affect the long-term future of the United States; (2) recommends that the Presidential Youth Council be composed of 24 young people who-- (A) are appointed by leaders of the majority and minority parties in the House and the Senate, and the President, in the manner described in subsection (b); (B) are 16 to 24 years of age;...