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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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GAI in the News

GAI | May 14, 2019

Senior Fellow Laura Blessing discusses the CBO’s scoring of the President’s budget proposal, GDP forecasts, and underlying economic assumptions on the May 9th Marketplace Morning Report for NPR. Here is a link to the entire report.

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GAI in the News

GAI | May 8, 2019

Senior Fellow Mark Harkins discusses the current dust up between House Democrats and the President regarding subpoenas and oversight. Here is the entire article in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

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The New Majority and Historic Interbranch Conflict: New Members May Drag Their Feet

Josh Huder | May 7, 2019

House Democrats and President Trump are on a collision course. Democrats demand the administration and others comply with their subpoenas and document requests on everything from the president’s tax returns and business records to the unredacted Mueller report. So far, President Trump has uniformly refused, an unprecedented move that directly threatens congressional power and authorities.

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Director’s Desk

Kristin Nicholson | May 6, 2019

Dear Friends: It’s a busy time for Capitol Hill watchers. After a two-week April recess that didn’t feel like much of a break given the long-awaited release of (most of) the Mueller Report, the House and Senate have returned for a packed few weeks in session. Tensions continue to escalate on the oversight front, as

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