Youth Summit

Posted April 20, 2004 at 6:39pm

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle (S.D.) and New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton will host the Next Generation Democratic Summit on Capitol Hill today to encourage youth participation in public service and bring attention to issues affecting young people. [IMGCAP(1)]

About 15 House and Senate Members and 250 students and community leaders will meet at the daylong summit, which will feature professional wrestlers Chris Nowinski and Shelton Benjamin. Gideon Yago of MTV will moderate a town hall-style event featuring discussions with Members and young leaders on education, the economy and national security.

“We are pleased to have the talent and enthusiasm of young Americans across the country who volunteer in their communities to help make our country a better place,” Pelosi said.

Fresh Ink. With House mail delivery back on schedule, the House Administration Committee will once again require genuine signatures on a range of official documents.

The administration panel implemented a temporary waiver of House rules for some documents — including payroll authorizations, certifications or corrective action forms, as well as lump-sum payment forms, overtime pay forms and furlough authorizations — while mail-processing procedures were revamped after ricin was discovered on Capitol Hill in February.

“Accordingly, effective immediately, facsimile signatures will no longer be accepted …” House Chief Administrative Officer Jay Eagen wrote in an April 15 “Dear Colleague” letter. “Each of these documents will now require the original signature of the authorizing official, i.e. Member, Committee Chair, Leadership, or House Officer.”

For more information, call the Financial Counseling Office (202) 225-7474 or the Payroll Office at (202) 225-2450.

— Erin P. Billings and Jennifer Yachnin