GAI | December 15, 2017
Tune in for our second podcast episode where Laura, Josh, and Matt discuss the Alabama election, the tax reform package that is currently winding its way through conference, and the prospects for federal spending beyond December 22 when the current continuing resolution is set to expire.
GAI | November 14, 2017
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
Kristin Nicholson | November 6, 2017
Since the New York Times and New Yorker dropped their bombshell reporting on Harvey Weinstein last month, sexual harassment and assault allegations have come to light against major figures in Hollywood, the news media, politics and other industries. Eyes have turned to Capitol Hill as well, with stories
Dear Friends, It’s November, and that means a mad rush is underway in Congress to notch some legislative accomplishments before members head home for the holidays (if they’re lucky). House Republicans finally introduced their tax proposal last week, but the steep climb toward passage is only beginning. Multiple fiscal deadlines loom in the coming weeks,
Dear Friends: Fall is here, and attention on Capitol Hill has shifted decisively towards tax… reform? cuts? Time will tell. In the meantime, GAI Senior Fellow Laura Blessing takes to the newsletter this month to explain what changing the tax code involves, what makes this effort different from those that came before, and why it’s
GAI | September 20, 2017
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 | September 8, 2017
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.
GAI | September 6, 2017
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
Welcome back, and buckle up! September was always sure to be a hectic month packed with drama and deadlines – from the debt limit and government funding, to the expiration of the flood insurance and children’s health insurance programs. Add to that list new urgency over resources for Hurricane Harvey relief and the fate of
GAI | August 24, 2017
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 .