Future Forum

#FutureForum, founded in 2015 by Congressman Eric Swalwell, is a group of about 50 young Democratic Members of the House of Representatives who are focused on issues and opportunities for millennial Americans. 

The millennial generation is facing challenges that Congress can’t afford to ignore. From the crisis of ever-increasing student loan debt to the decline of entrepreneurship among young Americans compared to previous generations, these challenges are impacting the overall health of our economy.   

#FutureForum believes Congress can’t just talk to millennials but needs to talk with millennials to create solutions to our growing challenges. Through opportunities on the Floor of the House of Representatives and visits to cities across the country, #FutureForum is crowdsourcing ideas and meeting members of our generation where they are: community colleges and universities, workforce training centers, start-ups and established companies. 

More on Future Forum

June 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Swalwell (CA-15) introduced a robust package of education bills to alleviate many of the challenges borrowers encounter within our student loan system.  The five-bill legislative package offers federal student loan relief to public servants and teachers, increases access to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, doubles the student loan interest deduction for individuals and provides yearly updated information to student borrowers on their loan repayment options so they can pick plans that work for them.

January 30, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressmen Steve Cohen (TN-09), Danny Davis (IL-07) and Eric Swalwell (CA-15) today introduced the Private Student Loan Bankruptcy Fairness Act. This legislation would restore fairness in student lending by treating privately issued student loans the same as other types of private debt are treated in bankruptcy. Until 2005, this type of student loan debt was dischargeable in bankruptcy, but a change to the bankruptcy code that year removed that consumer protection.

December 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15), the founder and chairman of Future Forum, and other members of that group on Thursday unveiled a policy paper entitled “Cures in Our Lifetime” – a plan for harnessing technology, funding and innovation to save American lives.