Joshua C. Huder, Ph.D.


Joshua C. Huder, Ph.D., joined the Government Affairs Institute as a Senior Fellow in 2013. He primarily teaches courses on American government, Congress, advanced legislative process, separation of powers, and the federal budget process. He has provided political analysis to several news outlets, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Congressional QuarterlyPoliticoNewsweek, Washington Examiner, Bloomberg News, CNN, and more.

Prior to joining GAI, Josh worked on the Hill as an American Political Science Association (APSA) Congressional Fellow. His portfolio included legislative procedure, government affairs, financial services, voting rights, campaign finance, trade, small business, and other issues. He is currently writing a book on the history of congressional procedure and politics since 1879.

Education: PhD, University of Florida; MA, University of Florida; BA, Rutgers University


  • Congressional Operation and History
  • Legislative Process
  • State of Partisanship
  • Party Leadership
  • Legislative Politics
  • Bicameral Differences

Media: For interviews, events, and news stories, e-mail joshua[dot]huder[at]georgetown[dot]edu or you can call our office at 202-333-4838

Recent Media In The Media Center

Speaker Johnson: Speaker of the House but not of the Majority

Josh Huder | April 15, 2024

As Congress struggles to act on a myriad of challenges, much of the blame – rightly or wrongly – is being laid at Speaker Johnson’s feet. Currently, he stands in the way of foreign aid packages to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan, an FAA reauthorization, the farm bill, and more. However, the scope of

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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.

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