GAI | November 5, 2019
GAI Director Kristin Nicholson recently shared some thoughts with the Washington Post on how Congress is handling sexual harassment and misconduct. You can read the entire article here .
Mark Harkins | November 4, 2019
Here we go again. To keep the government funded past the start of the fiscal year on October 1st, Congress passed a Continuing Resolution (CR) that lasts until November 21st. Over the last decade, during non-election years, it has taken, on average, SIX months into the fiscal year before all 12 appropriations bills have been
GAI | November 1, 2019
GAI Senior Fellow Josh Huder wrote a piece for the The New York Times on the just-passed House resolution to formalize the impeachment inquiry. You can read it here.
GAI | November 1, 2019
Senior Fellow Matt Glassman testified recently on congressional mailing operations at the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress. You can view the hearing proceedings here .
Matt Glassman | October 3, 2019
Last week, following a whistleblower complaint about certain foreign affairs actions taken by the White House, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced that the House was beginning an “official impeachment inquiry” into President Trump. Pelosi directed six House committees to put together their case for potential impeachment and forward them to the
Kristin Nicholson | October 3, 2019
Dear Friends, This last week has brought with it a whirlwind of activity. While we always have an eye on the federal appropriations process and how it affects your agencies, the fact that a Continuing Resolution was passed, as predicted by our last newsletter, got virtually no bandwith. The federal government is now funded
Laura Blessing | September 11, 2019
Congress is back in session, and all eyes are on the impending budget negotiations. The past month has not provided a respite from significant news. A number of mass shootings, border developments, and the clattering of the 2020 presidential aspirants reminds us that while Congress may have escaped the Potomac’s heat, the world does not
Kristin Nicholson | September 11, 2019
Dear Friends, Every summer must come to an end, and in Washington the arrival of September and the return of Congress can be felt everywhere. There’s lots of action on the Hill, which is contending with an ever-shrinking window of opportunity for any major legislative efforts before the presidential contest becomes all-consuming. One of the
Kristin Nicholson | June 5, 2019
Dear Friends: Congressional subpoena fights and will-they-or-wont-they coverage of potential impeachment proceedings may be grabbing most of the headlines (more on that below), but there is a slew of other activity for Congress watchers to keep an eye on. The House Appropriations Committee continues to make quick work of its FY2020 funding bills, and a
Laura Blessing | June 5, 2019
In politics, we often learn the lesson of the last time. When President Obama came into office, he and his advisors read Gordon Goldstein’s Lessons in Disaster, which covered mistakes made in Vietnam, to apply them to Afghanistan and Iraq. The enduring legacy of these conflicts is the power vacuum that enabled the rise