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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 | June 5, 2019

Dear Friends: Congressional subpoena fights and will-they-or-wont-they coverage of potential impeachment proceedings may be grabbing most of the headlines (more on that below), but there is a slew of other activity for Congress watchers to keep an eye on. The House Appropriations Committee continues to make quick work of its FY2020 funding bills, and a

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Lessons In Impeachment

Laura Blessing | June 5, 2019

In politics, we often learn the lesson of the last time. When President Obama came into office, he and his advisors read Gordon Goldstein’s Lessons in Disaster, which covered mistakes made in Vietnam, to apply them to Afghanistan and Iraq.  The enduring legacy of these conflicts is the power vacuum that enabled the rise

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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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