A member of "The Squad" introduced an amendment that would lower the federal voting at from 18 to 16.

It was Democrat Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley who wanted to lower the voting age, suggesting that she witnessed "deep and meaningful levels of engagement and mobilization" from that age group.

Pressley has been pushing for this since at least 2019, but the House officially shut it down this month.

WATCH the news clip from before, followed by more info from Pressley's Gov page:




This is information from Pressley's House.gov page:

“Across this nation, young people are leading the way – from gun violence, to climate change, to the future of work – they are organizing, mobilizing, and calling us to action,” said Congresswoman Pressley. “My amendment to H.R. 1, the For The People Act, will strengthen the promise of our nation’s democracy. I am proud to propose an amendment that will lower the mandatory minimum voting age from 18-years-old to 16-years-old for federal elections, giving young people the power to elect members of Congress and the President of the United States. In the Massachusetts 7th, young activists remind us daily what is at stake, and just how high those stakes are. Our young people are at the forefront of some of the most existential crises facing our communities and our society at large. I believe that those who will inherit the nation we design here in Congress by virtue of our policies and authority should have a say in who represents them.”

If anything the voting age should be raised to 35 when people start settling down with their lives and have the critical thinking ability to make better decisions.