If you were asked to predict the hot topic in Congress five years from now what would you say? Healthcare? Tax policy? Immigration?
Try the student loan crisis — and not just because the current debt total of $1.45 trillion is a drag on the economy. It’s because a growing number of the very people saddled with that enormous load will be addressing it on the Senate and House floors — as your elected officials.
The millennials have arrived in Congress and they’re bringing their priorities.
At 92 million strong, millennials1 are the largest segment of the U.S. population, having surpassed the mighty baby boomers early last year. In 2015, they became the largest age group in the U.S. labor force. Today one of every three workers in America is a millennial.
Millennials have been making a name for themselves far longer of course. Their attitudes, expectations and lifestyle choices have disrupted almost every walk of American life. From culture to commerce, from the home front to the workplace, they have upended the old way of doing things and are dictating the new.