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Financial Literacy Day on Capitol Hill 2016

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Honorary Co-Hosts: U.S. Sens. Jack Reed,  Joe Donnelly  and Tim Scott

Thank you to our generous sponsors, more than 50 exhibitors, Senators Reed and Scott, as well as the staff of Senator Donnelly, and our special guest speaker, Jay Davis, a teacher at Smyrna High School in Delaware.

More than 325 participants attended this year's Hill Day, which was free and open to the public; providing networking opportunity with the national financial education community. Guests enjoyed a free buffet lunch, speakers, and exhibits from the diverse financial literacy community.

2016 Event Photos

 

'Hill Day' History

Financial Literacy Day on the Hill was introduced in 2003 by the Council for Economic Education, Junior Achievement and the Jump$tart Coalition, with the office of U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka serving as the original honorary host. Over the years, “Hill Day” as it’s come to be known, has evolved from a small gathering to a public event that attracts hundreds of participants. The location of the event alternates, each year, between an office location on the House of Representatives side and the Senate side of “the Hill.” This year, it's in Room 902 of the Hart Senate Office Building.

U.S. Representative Rubén Hinojosa (D-TX-15) has served as honorary co-host on the House side since 2005, along with Representative Judy Biggert (R-IL-13). In 2013 Representative Steve Stivers (R-OH-15) took over for Rep. Biggert following her departure from Congress.  U.S. Senators Daniel K. Akaka (D-HI) and Michael Enzi (R-WY) served as honorary co-hosts on the Senate side until Senator Akaka's retirement.  U.S. Sentator Jack Reed (D-RI) joined Senator Enzi as honorary co-host in 2014.  In 2016, three co-chairs of the Senate Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus took over as the honorary co-hosts. The event features a free buffet lunch and the financial literacy exhibits from more than 50 non-profit, for-profit, and government entities.   

Laura Levine, president and CEO of the Jump$tart Coalition, has served as the event emcee each year since 2004, representing the many coalition partners that participate. She has said that Hill Day depicts the best of what Jump$tart is as a coalition—a demonstration of the collective strength of our combined efforts, as well as the unique, individual contribution that each organization makes.

Check out a four-minute clip from the 2011 Hill Day in the Cannon House Caucus Room. 

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