Mark B. Harkins
Mark B. Harkins joined the Government Affairs Institute as a Senior Fellow in July 2013, having guest lectured numerous times for more than a decade and serving on Capitol Hill for 17 years. Mark worked for two Members of Congress before joining the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology as a Professional Staff Member and later as Legislative Director for the House Science Committee Democrats. He served as Senior Legislative Assistant to Representative David Price (D-NC), where his portfolio included appropriations, before serving as Chief of Staff for Rep. Brad Miller (D-NC), where he created and ran all aspects of a three office, twenty person Congressional operation.
Following his tenure on the Hill, Mark was a government relations professional for more than five years where he focused on the representation of corporate, nonprofit, and government clients before Congress and the Executive Branch.
Mark has extensive experience with the federal appropriations and budgeting process, as well as issues handled by the Financial Services, Science, Ways and Means, and Homeland Security Committees.
Early in his career, Mark was the Sports Information Director at Swarthmore College. And, he was once a co-owner of a fantasy sports statistics service.
Education: BA, Swarthmore College, (Economics)
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Mark Harkins | November 4, 2019
Mark Harkins | November 4, 2019Here 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
Mark Harkins | April 30, 2018Now 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
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