We are living in interesting times. In order to bring you more insight on the issues of the day, we thought we’d send out a sampling of what we’re reading in the office. There’s a lot going on in addition to the recent budget developments that Josh Huder ably covers in his piece for this
Dr. Blessing recently joined an interdisciplinary discussion of fiscal policy in the sociology journal Contexts. Her piece, “The Only Trump Pivot That Mattered”, discusses Trump’s positions on tax policy and their evolution to meet the Republican mold. It begins on page 17 of the journal’s “Chump Change” section.
Kristin Nicholson became the Director of the Government Affairs Institute in February 2017. Prior to joining GAI, she spent two decades on Capitol Hill, where she served for sixteen years as Chief of Staff to Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), a senior member of the House Committees on Armed Services and Homeland Security.
After more than 25 years with the Government Affairs Institute, including 23 years as Director, I’m retiring at the end of the month. Kristin Nicholson, longtime Chief of Staff to Congressman Jim Langevin and a 20 year veteran of the House of Representatives will become GAI Director on February 1. It’s been a great run.
GAI Senior Fellow Josh Huder was recently quoted in two articles discussing congressional Republicans’ challenges in governing and their relationship with the incoming President Trump. “The Republican Party is going through a bit of a metamorphosis with regards to its base,”….“There’s a lot of uncertainty on the Hill right now. How much are these very
With the election over and cabinet hopefuls parading to Trump Tower, political prognosticators are looking towards 2017. What will the incoming presidential administration and unified Republican government mean for policy and politics? The congressional experts at GAI are weighing in with a series of deeper dives on different subject areas. Below are the contributions for
GAI Senior Fellow Mark Harkins gives insight into policies Congress could pass under Trump.“Most of his major proposals, like any presidential candidate, require resources,”… “The wall needs money. The infrastructure stuff he was talking about last night needs money. Reforming the tax code to give back to the American people, that needs resources. … The
Senior Fellow Josh Huder was quoted in a recent USA Today article on a potential action in the lame duck Congress. You can read the entire article here.
GAI Senior Fellow Josh Huder was quoted in a story on Bloomberg News on the impact the 2016 election may have on Speaker Ryan’s political ambitions. You can read the article here.
GAI Director Ken Gold is quoted in a recent Roll Call article that discusses the challenges that Congress will have to overcome in getting through a funding measure for the new fiscal year that starts on October 1. House Speaker Paul D. Ryan will be in an especially difficult position balancing his conference competing interests. “Even