Podcast



New GAI podcast episode

GAI | May 1, 2024

Tune in for our latest podcast episode “Unprecedented” with Mark, Josh, and Matt.


New Podcast Episode: 2023 Year in Review & What’s to Come in 2024

GAI | January 3, 2024

Congress and appropriations reporter Jenn Shutt joins Laura to wrap up the year: appropriations, international supplemental funding, NDAA and what’s unprecedented, unusual -and usual- about this year. Shutt notes that the House has been “building the rollercoaster as they’re riding it”.


Speaker Johnson and the CR dilemma

Josh Huder | November 10, 2023

Matt, Mark, and Josh discuss the Speaker’s election, the CR dilemma, and a few other odds and ends.


“I don’t know what’s going on but I object”

Josh Huder | October 13, 2023

To quote Steny Hoyer, “I don’t know what’s going on but I object.” Matt and Josh discuss the House of Representatives in October 2023, the GOP speakership vote, Speakers Pro Tempore, and more.


Speakers and Special Rules with Tony Madonna

Josh Huder | September 21, 2023

Mark and Josh talk with Professor Tony Madonna about Kevin McCarthy’s unusual speakership, among other things. Tony is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Georgia and author of numerous studies of House and Senate procedure.  


Post-Dobbs Politics in Congress with Michele Swers

Josh Huder | August 4, 2023

Laura and Josh talk with Georgetown Professor Michele Swers about abortion politics after the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision and a bit of Nancy Pelosi’s speakership.


New podcast episode: Why Congress with Philip Wallach

GAI | June 13, 2023

Matt and Josh are joined by special guest Philip Wallach from the American Enterprise Institute to discuss his new book, Why Congress.


Debt Limit with Michael Thorning

GAI | May 26, 2023

Matt and Laura are joined by special guest Michael Thorning from the Bipartisan Policy Center, to discuss the debt limit negotiations, modernization of Congress, and the FY24 Legislative Branch Appropriations bill.


Congressman Boyle on the Debt Ceiling

GAI | April 25, 2023

Rep. Brendan Boyle (D, PA) sits down with Laura and Josh to talk about the debt ceiling.  We discuss the history of the debt ceiling, different potential reforms, and the state of play in Congress as we approach Treasury’s X date.  Congressman Boyle has sponsored legislation on the debt ceiling every Congress since 2017 and


A Conversation with Congressman David Price

GAI | March 24, 2023

Laura is joined by special guest Congressman David Price to reflect on his long career in Congress: what got him into politics, his perspective as a scholar of political science, his focus on his district, time on the appropriations committee, and thoughts on party leadership over time.


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