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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.

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Fellows In The News

Tariffs, Omnibus, and Elections, with Fat Tire Ale

Josh Huder | March 8, 2018

Josh, Mark, and Matt discuss the president’s proposed steel an aluminum tariffs, the coming omnibus appropriations bill, and the effects of the 2018 elections on congressional politics.

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Director’s Desk

Kristin Nicholson | March 5, 2018

Greetings, friends. We’re getting deeper into the 2nd session of the 115th Congress, and the year certainly has not been short on drama thus far. Now that we’ve made it through two mini-shutdowns and resolved some of the more contentious  fiscal debates, Senior Fellow Josh Huder walks us through what to expect from Congress for

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Congress in 2018: What’s left?

Josh Huder | March 5, 2018

Last month Congress struck a two-year deal that greases the budget wheels to the tune of an extra $320 billion. While political posturing and two brief government shutdowns hampered bipartisan negotiations, congressional leaders in the House and Senate ultimately settled on a budget that outlines discretionary spending, lifts the Budget Control Act’s(aka sequestration) caps

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Congress: The FIRST beer in. Outtakes from Episode 9

GAI | February 23, 2018

Josh, Mark, and Matt plan episode 9, tell Jim Traficant stories, and do impressions of their favorite members of Congress

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