GAI | June 15, 2018
Matt, Mark, and Josh discuss immigration in the House.
Josh Huder | May 24, 2018
Special Guest Casey Burgat of the R Street Institute joins Josh, Laura, and Matt to talk about congressional staff.
GAI | May 11, 2018
Special Guest Matt Fuller joins Matt, Mark, and Josh to talk about the future congressional leaders, the House Chaplain controversy, and reading lips from the House gallery.
Laura Blessing | May 3, 2018
The federal budget process is broken. There are few things that political actors across the spectrum agree on; the deep dysfunctionality of congressional budgeting is one. This topic has received considerable attention in recent years, most recently via a joint select committee created to seek reforms. The need for such an investigation
Mark Harkins | April 30, 2018
Now that erstwhile Secretary of Veterans Affairs nominee Dr. Ronny Jackson has lost his job as the President’s personal physician, he should blame former Sen. Harry Reid for his troubles. On November 21, 2013, in the face of sustained Republican opposition to confirming President Obama’s nominees and judges, the Senate took the extraordinary step of
GAI | April 11, 2018
Katina Slavkova | April 4, 2018
March 2018 marked a curious milestone for national security that may portend some unexpected clashes ahead for President Trump and congressional overseers. New personnel selections have dredged up divisive political memories; while the choice of Mr. Bolton (for National Security Advisor) may draw more commentary, Gina Haspel (for CIA Director) will draw the oversight that
GAI | April 4, 2018
Hello Friends , I would wish you a happy spring, but looking at the forecast I think it’s best to just stay quiet for now. Whatever the weather, Congress will return on Tuesday after a two-week recess that gave members lots of opportunities to hear from constituents and take the pulse of their districts, for
GAI | March 23, 2018
Special Guest Alexis Simendinger joins Matt, Mark, and Laura to talk about the recently-passed omnibus and the state of the Trump White House.
Josh Huder | March 5, 2018
Last month Congress struck a two-year deal that greases the budget wheels to the tune of an extra $320 billion. While political posturing and two brief government shutdowns hampered bipartisan negotiations, congressional leaders in the House and Senate ultimately settled on a budget that outlines discretionary spending, lifts the Budget Control Act’s(aka sequestration) caps