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Dear Friends, Greetings from post-midterms Washington. A lot has changed since we last caught up! This month Senior Fellow Laura Blessing walks us through a quick election recap, some expectations for the remainder of the lame-duck session, and a few thoughts on what lies beyond. Also be sure to check out our blog, where


Director’s Desk

Dear Friends, With less than a week to go before the midterm elections, Congress is on an extended recess and attention has shifted to a slew of consequential match-ups that will determine the political landscape not only in Congress, but in state houses across the country. We are, of course, watching it all with intense


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Dear Friends, They did it! Congress entered the new fiscal year in an astonishingly drama-free manner, and they even managed to pass five of the twelve FY2019 appropriations bills along the way. There’s a Continuing Resolution in place for the remaining seven until December 7, so needless to say a great deal of work remains.


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Dear Friends, September has arrived, and with it a whirlwind of activity on Capitol Hill. Both chambers are back in session, facing a dwindling number of legislative days to clear a multitude of spending hurdles and avoid a shutdown at the end of the month. The most likely outcome appears to be a Continuing Resolution


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Greetings, friends. We’re getting deeper into the 2nd session of the 115th Congress, and the year certainly has not been short on drama thus far. Now that we’ve made it through two mini-shutdowns and resolved some of the more contentious  fiscal debates, Senior Fellow Josh Huder walks us through what to expect from Congress for


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Dear Friends: Happy New Year! As Washington begins to thaw, Congress returns for the second session of the 115th Congress facing a serious to-do list and a short window before (even more) attention is consumed by the November elections.  If you want some great perspective on what’s ahead for the year in Congress, featuring key


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Dear Friends: As most Americans wind down for a brief break – and send those “let’s reconnect after the holidays” emails – Congress finds itself in a flurry of activity. Republicans have passed a massive tax reform package, making good on a key policy pledge but risking backlash from an unpopular bill. Meanwhile, as of


GAI Director Nicholson on Sexual Harassment on Capitol Hill

Since the New York Times and New Yorker dropped their bombshell reporting on Harvey Weinstein last month, sexual harassment and assault allegations have come to light against major figures in Hollywood, the news media, politics and other industries. Eyes have turned to Capitol Hill as well, with stories


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Dear Friends, It’s November, and that means a mad rush is underway in Congress to notch some legislative accomplishments before members head home for the holidays (if they’re lucky). House Republicans finally introduced their tax proposal last week, but the steep climb toward passage is only beginning. Multiple fiscal deadlines loom in the coming weeks,


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Dear Friends: Fall is here, and attention on Capitol Hill has shifted decisively towards tax… reform? cuts? Time will tell. In the meantime, GAI Senior Fellow Laura Blessing takes to the newsletter this month to explain what changing the tax code involves, what makes this effort different from those that came before, and why it’s


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