In light of the just passed tax bill in the House, Senior Fellow Mark Harkins offers some insights in the Las Vegas Review-Journal on how President Trump is learning to work with Congress.“It seems that it’s easier for Congress to move these large, difficult bills when they have less guidance from the executive branch.” You
GAI Director Kristin Nicholson and Travis Moore, former legislative director for Congressman Henry Waxman, co-wrote an opinion piece today for the Washington Post that highlights the sexual harassment problems on Capitol Hill. This op-ed comes on the heels of their efforts in circulating a letter urging House and Senate leadership to take action against sexual
Senior Fellow Mark Harkins discusses appropriations with the Portland Press Herald. “In general, Congress likes inertia, and 95 percent of appropriations bills are going to be what you saw the year before because it’s easier and because they don’t have the time and staff to make major changes on a line-by-line basis,….Unless there’s a real
GAI’s Worth Hester weighs in on the President’s decision to cut a deal with Democrats on CR/debt limit/disaster funding package. Here is the entire story on CBCNews website.
On September 5th, I became the newest Senior Fellow at the Government Affairs Institute. I come to GAI by way of the Hill, and I am absolutely thrilled to join my new colleagues at this moment. It really couldn’t be a better time to be researching, writing, and teaching about Congress. This month promises to
Senior Fellow Mark Harkins was interviewed by CBS News to weigh in on a recent New York Times report about a widening rift between President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. You can see the CBS News story here .
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.