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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.

The GAI office of communications works with the media as an extension of the Institute’s mission to educate about Congress. Senior Fellows work with media regarding Congress and the federal government, specifically related to their areas of expertise.

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Fellows In The News

Harkins In The Huddle

GAI | September 27, 2013

Senior Fellow Mark Harkins provided today’s congressional trivia question for Politico’s Huddle blog. The question cues in on North Carolina where democrat Kay Hagan faces reelection in 2014: “Sen. Kay Hagan is up for reelection next year.  Who was the last Democratic senator to win reelection in North Carolina

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On The Senate’s Battle To Pass Continuing Resolutions

GAI | September 26, 2013

Senior Fellow Josh Huder makes a distinction for the Washington Examiner's Timothy Carney in an article focusing on the outlook for continuing resolutions to pass before the end of this fiscal year. The question that Josh responded to concerned the Ted Cruz filibuster earlier this week. There is some discrepancy over whether Cruz was trying to block cloture

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GAI Welcomes New Senior Fellows

GAI | September 7, 2013

We are excited to announce the addition of two new Senior Fellows to the staff at GAI. Our summer was book-ended by the arrival of Mark Harkins in July and Joshua Huder in September, two legislative experts who exemplify the GAI mission and are also talented congressional educators. Each brings a unique background and will

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Faculty In The News: Is Syria The New Iraq?

GAI | September 1, 2013

GAI Senior Fellow Charles Cushman joined a panel of international experts on the Voice of Russia radio program to talk about the escalating violence in Syria, and the options for US involvement. Dr. Cushman opened the program by laying out one of the major differences between 2003 and 2013: “No,

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