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The 8 most powerful millennial Republicans in 2017

(Associated Press)

(Associated Press)

The upcoming year ushers in a new administration, and eight millennials will have more influence and power to shape the country as well as the Trump presidency.

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner

Yes, Kushner is technically not a Republican and Ivanka only became one to vote for her father in the New York primary (she missed the deadline). Nonetheless, it’s harder to think of two more influential millennials in the entire world right now.

They’re the President-elect’s most loyal and trusted advisors, and many believe they’ll craft Trump’s agenda on certain issues.

Ivanka plans to become a leader on women’s issues, which include paid maternity leave and equal pay. As for her husband, Kushner is expected to play a more formal role in the White House, and the President-elect has even suggested he may be used to help broker Middle Eastern peace between Palestine and Israel.

Stephen Miller

Often thought of as the brains behind Trump’s policy proposals, Miller is a 30-year-old veteran of Washington having come out of Senator Jeff Sessions’ (R-Ala.) office.

Trump appointed Miller as the senior White House policy advisor on Tuesday, and his base couldn’t be happier.

Miller crafted many of Trump’s America-first policies, especially on trade, immigration, foreign policy, and Wall Street. His appointment to the Trump White House was a sign to many of his most loyal supporters that he wouldn’t abandon them on the main campaign promises.

House Millennials

Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) has been the sole Republican millennial on the Hill for the last two years, but she’s finally getting some company. Congressmen-elect Mike Gallagher (Wisc.), Trey Hollingsworth (Ind.), Matt Gaetz (Fla.), and Brian Mast (Fla.) will be joining her as freshmen in the 115th Congress.

They range across the political spectrum and tend to focus on various issues. It’s very likely that Mast being a combat veteran will direct a lot of attention towards the VA while Gaetz has said he plans on being a fighter for the Second Amendment.


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