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NameThe Government Affairs Institute is an authority on Congress. All Senior Fellows are experienced observers of Congress who come from backgrounds in political science, public administration, history, economics, among others, and have taught extensively at the university level.

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Fellows In The News

GAI on Federal News Radio

GAI | February 10, 2014

Hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan of the For Your Benefit program welcomed Dr. Kenneth Gold, director, and Dr. Marian Currinder, senior fellow and curriculum chair, from the Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University. The discussion focused on today’s political environment and the state of affairs of the federal government budget. The political dynamics of the 113th Congress

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Grijalva Unapologetic Over Missed Votes

Susan Sullivan Lagon | January 27, 2014

GAI Senior Fellow Susan Lagon, Ph.D. spoke with AZ Central about why Members of Congress — such as Rep. Raúl Grijalva — miss floor votes and what that means. Read the full article, or the following excerpt: Floor votes are one of the most visible jobs for a member of Congress,

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Interview on Compromise Budget Bill

GAI | December 18, 2013

In a rare moment of cooperation, Congress looks ready to pass a bipartisan budget bill that will ease sequester cuts and keep the government running for the next two years. Orchestrated by Democratic senator Patty Murray and Republican representative Paul Ryan, the bill would reduce the federal deficit by $20 billion. It passed the House

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Talking About Reform In Aftermath Of Senate’s “Nuclear Option”

Josh Huder | November 27, 2013

Since Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid used the so-called “nuclear option” to essentially end the filibuster on most presidential nominations on Thursday, there has been considerable speculation over the future of the filibuster on legislation. GAI Senior Fellow Joshua Huder argues that the filibuster, when used correctly, can foster bipartisanship and calls for

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