Today we are pleased to introduce our new website, designed to make it easier for you to find the right courses to meet your needs, as well as news, updates, and analysis from our expert faculty. Our goal is to have our website reflect GAI’s mission, which is twofold. First, to provide current, accurate, and unbiased information about those issues most important to our participants and readers: federal spending, the political dynamics of the current Congress, relations between the executive and legislative branches, and critical issues on the legislative agenda.
The second part of our mission is to provide insight and perspective on how and why Congress works the way it does: for example, explaining why passing legislation in the Senate is vastly different than passing legislation in the House, why it takes 60 votes to pass anything in the Senate, and what the “nuclear option” means, as Marian explains in her article below.
In short, the goal of our website is to reflect GAI’s mission of enabling executive branch personnel and others with an interest in federal programs to better understand how Congress works, so that they can more effectively plan, manage, and budget for those programs, and to ultimately provide for a better working relationship between the branches of government.
We invite you to take a look at our new website. See how you like it, and let us know if you’d like to see any further additions or changes. We look forward to hearing from you.
– The faculty and staff of the Government Affairs Institute