What is Model Congress?

Model Congress is similar to Model UN (see What is Model UN?) because participants still attend conferences representing a delegation. But besides representing a state as opposed to a country, there are some other key differences as well. First, in Model Congress, there are bills, not resolutions. As Congress, you have the power to actually implement laws instead of just suggesting ideas and goals to countries. Additionally, depending on your committee, you may be representing an individual, the views of that individual, and their constituents. This differs from Model UN, where you represent an entire country’s government and the values that that country represents in the international community. Furthermore, in Model Congress, there is no speaker’s list and a few other procedural differences as compared to Model UN. Lastly, while Model UN focuses on building consensus and getting the entire international community to agree on progressive goals, Model Congress focuses more on passing your individual or party priorities, regardless of how much support you get after the majority needed to pass your bills.