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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

Lagon: A Knockout Blow for Campaign Finance Laws

GAI | October 8, 2013

The Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling in 2010 delivered a wallop that left federal campaign finance regulations reeling, but McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission threatens to land the knockout blow. Throughout the nearly four decades since its decision in Buckley v. Valeo, the court has consistently recognized a key distinction between contributions made directly to

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Currinder, Huder in LSE Blog: The Hastert Rule Is Limiting The Speaker

GAI | October 4, 2013

Senior Fellows Marian Currinder and Joshua Huder published again this week on the dynamics of Speaker John Boehner’s role in the government shutdown negotiations: House Speaker John Boehner’s current predicament is as challenging as it is familiar. Once again, he is caught between placating House Republicans, and passing legislation that can survive the Democratic-controlled Senate.

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Harkins Contributes to Roll Call Healthcare Conversation

GAI | October 4, 2013

According to Meredith Shiner, Sen. Charles Grassley is frustrated by the continuing battle over health benefits for members of Congress and their staff, which he attributes to a drafting mistake in the Affordable Care Act by Democrats. This is an issue that Senior Fellow Mark Harkins has been researching and blogging about for

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Op-Ed: No Good Options For Speaker

GAI | October 1, 2013

By Marian Currinder and Joshua Huder The federal government has shut down for the first time since 1996 and all eyes are focused on House Speaker John Boehner. Will he continue to insist upon tying a repeal or delay of Obamacare to a funding bill? Or will

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