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NameThe Government Affairs Institute is an authority on Congress. All Senior Fellows are experienced observers of Congress who come from backgrounds in political science, public administration, history, economics, among others, and have taught extensively at the university level.

The GAI office of communications works with the media as an extension of the Institute’s mission to educate about Congress. Senior Fellows work with media regarding Congress and the federal government, specifically related to their areas of expertise.

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Fellows In The News

GAI Senior Fellow Mark Harkins in the News

GAI | September 18, 2018

Senior Fellow Mark Harkins was recently interviewed by CBC News on the importance of the midterm elections and their significance to the Trump Administration. You can watch the entire video here.

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SCOTUS and the Senate

GAI | September 10, 2018

Josh, Laura and Matt talk with Todd Ruger about SCOTUS and Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination on the latest GAI podcast.

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Kavanaugh’s Inevitable Confirmation

Susan Sullivan Lagon | September 5, 2018

To no one’s surprise, the 176th nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court will likely soon become its 114th justice. Judge Brett Kavanaugh owes his nomination to President Donald Trump, but if confirmed, it will be thanks to former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and current Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Lowering the cloture

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Director’s Desk

Kristin Nicholson | September 5, 2018

Dear Friends, September has arrived, and with it a whirlwind of activity on Capitol Hill. Both chambers are back in session, facing a dwindling number of legislative days to clear a multitude of spending hurdles and avoid a shutdown at the end of the month. The most likely outcome appears to be a Continuing Resolution

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