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H.R. 2434: PAGE Act

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About the bill

Should teenagers have an opportunity to work for their member of Congress?


Since 1817, the House of Representatives’ page program featured teenagers or high school students serving in nonpartisan roles assisting members of Congress and their offices. Think of it as being similar to an internship, but with students slightly younger than the college students who traditionally fill those roles.

In August 2011, the House Republican and Democratic leaders jointly announced the end of the page program, meaning it wasn’t a partisan decision.

What the bill does

The Promoting American Government Education Act (PAGE) Act would formally resurrect the long-running congressional page program.

It was introduced in the House on May 1 as bill number H.R. 2434, by Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL1).

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Bobby Rush

Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 1st congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 1, 2019
Length: 3 pages
May 1, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on May 1, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on May 1, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


May 1, 2019

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H.R. 2434 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2434. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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