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Looking Towards 2017: National Security in Focus

GAI | December 1, 2016

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


Director’s Desk: December 1, 2016

Kenneth Gold | December 1, 2016

Welcome back!  In case you hadn’t noticed, the GAI  On the Hill Newsletter has been on hiatus since Congress adjourned in July.  Although they reconvened for the lame duck two weeks ago with the same Members of Congress in both chambers, Donald Trump’s surprise election victory has altered much of the landscape in Congress as


Senior Fellow Mark Harkins in Roll Call

GAI | November 10, 2016

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


No Rest for the Weary: Senior Fellow Josh Huder in USA Today on Congress’s lame duck to-do list

GAI | October 28, 2016

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.


Senior Fellow Josh Huder in Bloomberg News

GAI | October 28, 2016

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 quoted in Roll Call story

GAI | September 6, 2016

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


Senior Fellow Mark Harkins on NPR News

GAI | September 1, 2016

GAI Senior Fellow Mark Harkins joined NPR News to discuss the lack of congressional approval for Zika funding. He also outlined some of the steps that the executive branch can take in the absence of the 1.9 billion emergency federal funding that the Obama Administration requested back in May of this year. “As part of


Laura Blessing’s Essay in the Miller Center’s First Year Project

GAI | August 23, 2016

GAI Senior Fellow Laura Blessing joins the discussion of the next presidential administration’s challenges via the Miller Center’s First Year Project.  In her piece she argues that the next president should build their party for good governance and accountability, by focusing on message, money, and policy. You can read the entire essay here.


Director’s Desk

Kenneth Gold | July 14, 2016

Although appropriators have been diligently working on the individual FY17 spending bills in each chamber, as of today the House has managed to pass only four of the twelve bills, and the Senate only three.  None have been sent to the president, and it remains unlikely that more than two or three of the bills


Our Kind of War

Katina Slavkova | July 14, 2016

How do we justify our military actions and what is Congress’s role? Legend has it that the late Congressman Charlie Wilson from Texas had managed to singlehandedly defeat the Soviet aggressors in Afghanistan in the 1980s by orchestrating an extraordinary covert operation that took ragged bands of fearless mujahedeen fighters to deliver a


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