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Fellows In The News
Mark Harkins | May 30, 2017
Sequestration put into place by the Budget Control Act in 2011 (BCA) is still on the books. But Congress, with the acquiescence of the President, has found a way to make that point moot. By invoking another section of budget law, section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) and (ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of
Josh Huder | May 8, 2017
House and Senate leaders pushed through an omnibus spending package last week. The bill combines 11 appropriations bills for the final months of the FY2017 calendar. Democrats walked away with some big wins in the omnibus. They struck over 100 policy riders, resisted non-defense cuts proposed by President Trump, and managed to block funding for
GAI | March 28, 2017
Dr. Blessing recently joined an interdisciplinary discussion of fiscal policy in the sociology journal Contexts. Her piece, “The Only Trump Pivot That Mattered”, discusses Trump’s positions on tax policy and their evolution to meet the Republican mold. It begins on page 17 of the journal’s “Chump Change” section.
Kristin Nicholson | February 27, 2017
It is with excitement that I write this note, my first of many for our GAI newsletter subscribers. On February 1, I became the Director of the Government Affairs Institute, a role I am thrilled to take on following the retirement of my predecessor, Dr. Ken Gold. So, allow me to introduce myself. I grew