Jeffries, Eshoo Celebrate the Launch of the 2024 Congressional App Challenge

The 2024 Congressional App Challenge officially launched on May 1st, 2024. It is with great pride that we announce:
  • Over 1600 students from across the country pre-registered for the 2024 Congressional App Challenge prior to launch. 
  • 325 Members of Congress from across the country registered to host an App Challenge in their district prior to launch. 
The launch of the 2024 Congressional App Challenge was ushered in by former Congressional App Challenge Co-chair and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), and Congressional Internet Caucus Co-chair Rep. Anna Eshoo (CA-16). 
As we celebrate the launch, hear what they have to say about the tremendous growth of the Congressional App Challenge. 
Leader Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) celebrates the launch of the 2024 Congressional App Challenge.
“The Founders of our great country understood that society would benefit if we incentivize and embrace creativity and innovation. That’s why Article 1 Section 8 Clause 8 of the United States Constitution gives Congress the power to create and maintain a robust intellectual property system in order to promote, in the words of the Framers, the progress of science and useful laws.”
-Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08)
Rep. Anna Eshoo (CA-16) celebrates the launch of the 2024 Congressional App Challenge.
“Students, you are what makes this unique program so successful. You’re the creators and problem solvers who are shaping our collective future.”
-Rep. Anna Eshoo (CA-16)

 Students can submit their apps through October 24th, 2024. Students who have been working hard the past year in their academic and extracurricular work are high encouraged to submit their app now. Students can submit work that has been created after November 1st, 2023. Register now for the Congressional App Challenge.

About The Congressional App Challenge
The CAC is an initiative of the U.S. House of Representatives, where Members of Congress host contests in their districts for middle school and high school students, encouraging them to learn to code and inspiring them to pursue careers in computer science. The non-profit Internet Education Foundation provides the CAC with supplemental staffing and support. In the nine years of the Congressional App Challenge, the program has yielded 58,262 App Challenges across all 50 states. Thousands of functional apps have been created for Congress, and participant demographics surpass all industry diversity metrics.