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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.

To contact a member of the faculty you can email us at gai@georgetown.edu.


Fellows In The News

Budget Dysfunction: Potential Reforms

Laura Blessing | July 11, 2018

The federal budget process, laid out in the 1974 Budget Act, is a complex, multi-stage process with many opportunities for partisanship and intra-party divisions to derail it. And derailed it has been, with workarounds like omnibus appropriations and Continuing Resolutions (CRs) becoming the new normal. The myriad challenges in the present-day process were discussed at length in

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House Leadership, Floor Votes, and the House Chaplain With Matt Fuller

GAI | May 11, 2018

Special Guest Matt Fuller joins Matt, Mark, and Josh to talk about the future congressional leaders, the House Chaplain controversy, and reading lips from the House gallery.

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Budget Reform: Diagnosing the Problem

Laura Blessing | May 3, 2018

The federal budget process is broken.  There are few things that political actors across the spectrum agree on; the deep dysfunctionality of congressional budgeting is one.  This topic has received considerable attention in recent years, most recently via a joint select committee created to seek reforms.  The  need for such an investigation

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Director’s Desk

GAI | May 3, 2018

Friends: Welcome to our May newsletter. This month, Senior Fellow Laura Blessing has a great piece for you on the tough issues facing the Joint Select Committee on Budget Process Reform. Before we get to that, I just wanted to highlight some of the excellent classes we have coming up this spring and summer. Our

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