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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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Director’s Desk

Kristin Nicholson | March 8, 2019

Dear Friends: As winter ends, a new era of oversight has begun on Capitol Hill. In our latest newsletter, GAI Senior Fellow Laura Blessing provides some context for the vigorous oversight that should be a hallmark of the 116th Congress. These efforts have already made plenty of news, and there will be

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Congressional Oversight in the 116th

Laura Blessing | March 8, 2019

Congressional oversight in the 116th Congress has gotten off to a roaring start.  After two years of unified government in the Trump administration, Democrats are eager to begin looking into a long list of topics now that they have retaken the House.  The news cycle, already moving at an exhausting pace, now regularly features oversight efforts

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Women in Congress with Michele Swers

GAI | March 1, 2019

Matt, Laura, and Mark are joined by special guest Michele Swers, professor at Georgetown University, to talk about women in the 116th Congress.

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GAI In the News

GAI | February 27, 2019

Senior Fellow Mark Harkins comments on importance of seniority in Congress and nuclear material in Nevada for the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

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