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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

Spending Bill, Speaker Ryan’s Future, Nominations, and 2018

GAI | December 21, 2017

Matt and Josh discuss the CR in the House, GOP judicial nominations success, Speaker Ryan’s future, and what 2018 holds for Congress.

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Director’s Desk

Kristin Nicholson | December 21, 2017

Dear Friends: As most Americans wind down for a brief break – and send those “let’s reconnect after the holidays” emails – Congress finds itself in a flurry of activity. Republicans have passed a massive tax reform package, making good on a key policy pledge but risking backlash from an unpopular bill. Meanwhile, as of

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Victims of Their Own Success

Laura Blessing | December 21, 2017

The Republican Party has become a victim of its own success.  Given their legislative, administrative, and impending electoral challenges, this may sound odd.  But on their biggest policy priority, tax policy, they may have been too successful.  And those previous successes combined with the tax bill passed this week may just imperil their reputation as

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At the Water’s Edge: Is House Intelligence Oversight As Good As It Gets?

Katina Slavkova | December 18, 2017

There is a common adage in national security and foreign policy debates that “partisan politics stop at the water’s edge.” This famous statement was first coined by the influential chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Sen. Arthur Vandenberg (R-MI) who, at the outset of the Cold War, overcame his political

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