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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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Fellows In The News

GAI Faculty in the News

GAI | February 9, 2015

GAI Director Ken Gold in International Business Times on the difficulties of passing an AUMF to fight ISIS. “There is a heavy political dimension to this. Even as recently as 2001 and 2002, there was pretty much bipartisan consensus on something like this, that this wasn’t a partisan political issue. Now it’s overwhelmingly a partisan issue and it’s

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Senior Fellow Josh Huder in the News

GAI | November 12, 2014

GAI Senior Fellow Josh Huder was quoted in a Newsweek article on the impact of Sen. McCain’s chairmanship of the Senate Armed Services Committee on future defense and foreign policy.  “At hearings, he likes to be seen as the straight-talking arbiter of conservative truth. I suspect we’re going to see a lot more contentious hearings, and if

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GAI Faculty in the News

GAI | November 6, 2014

The Open Secrets Blog at the Center for Responsive Politics quoted Senior Fellow Marian Currinder on the impact of small donor contributions in congressional campaigns: “If you have people who are willing to give you a small amount here and there … You can keep going back and tapping people,” she said. “It’s a good way

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GAI Faculty in the news

GAI | October 30, 2014

UPI article on the upcoming midterm elections and the contentious battle for the Senate quoted GAI Senior Fellow Marian Currinder on what would transpire if Democrats lose control of the chamber: “I see the Democrats playing the exact same role that the Republicans have been playing the past couple of years, just obstructing and obstructing and waiting

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