SUBMITTED RESOLUTIONS; Congressional Record Vol. 162, No. 146
(Senate - September 27, 2016)

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                         SUBMITTED RESOLUTIONS

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 SENATE RESOLUTION 580--SUPPORTING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A PRESIDENT'S 
                             YOUTH COUNCIL

  Mr. BOOKER (for himself and Mr. Hatch) submitted the following 
resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions:

                              S. Res. 580

       Now, therefore, be it
       Resolved, That the Senate--
       (1) supports the creation of a Federal youth advisory 
     council, to be known as the Presidential Youth Council 
     (referred to in this Act as the ``Council''), to be privately 
     funded, which shall--
       (A) advise the President on the creation and implementation 
     of new Federal policies and programs that pertain to and 
     affect American youth;
       (B) provide recommendations on ways to make existing 
     policies and programs that pertain to and affect American 
     youth more efficient and effective, through investment from 
     relevant bodies, for delivery of youth services nationwide; 
     and
       (C) carry out activities to solicit the unique views and 
     perspectives of young people and bring those views and 
     perspectives to the attention of the head of each department 
     or agency of the Federal Government and Congress, as needed, 
     or on a case-by-case basis; and
       (2) recommends that the members of the President's Youth 
     Council be composed of 24 young Americans--
       (A) of which--
       (i) four members shall be appointed by the President;
       (ii) the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall 
     appoint--

       (I) if the Speaker belongs to the same political party as 
     the President, 4 members; or
       (II) if the Speaker does not belong to the same political 
     party as the President, 6 members;

       (iii) the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives 
     shall appoint--

       (I) if the Minority Leader belongs to the same political 
     party as the President, 4 members; or
       (II) if the Minority Leader does not belong to the same 
     political party as the President, 6 members;

       (iv) the Majority Leader of the Senate shall appoint--

       (I) if the Majority Leader belongs to the same political 
     party as the President, 4 members; or
       (II) if the Majority Leader does not belong to the same 
     political party as the President, 6 members; and

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       (v) the Minority Leader of the Senate shall appoint--

       (I) if the Minority Leader belongs to the same political 
     party as the President, 4 members; or
       (II) if the Minority Leader does not belong to the same 
     political party as the President, 6 members;

       (B) who are between 16 and 24 years of age;
       (C) who have participated in a public policy-related 
     program, outreach initiative, internship, fellowship, or 
     Congressional, State, or local government-sponsored youth 
     advisory council;
       (D) who can constructively contribute to policy 
     deliberations;
       (E) who can conduct outreach to solicit the views and 
     perspectives of peers; and
       (F) who have backgrounds that reflect the racial, 
     socioeconomic, and geographic diversity of the United States.

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