Government Affairs Institute's Senior Fellows discuss current congressional politics.
Speaker Johnson and the CR dilemma
Matt, Mark, and Josh discuss the Speaker’s election, the CR dilemma, and a few other odds and ends.
“I don’t know what’s going on but I object”
To quote Steny Hoyer, “I don’t know what’s going on but I object.” Matt and Josh discuss the House of Representatives in October 2023, the GOP speakership vote, Speakers Pro Tempore, and more.
Speakers and Special Rules with Tony Madonna
Mark and Josh talk with Professor Tony Madonna about Kevin McCarthy’s unusual speakership, among other things. Tony is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Georgia and author of numerous studies of House and Senate procedure.
Post-Dobbs abortion politics in Congress with Michele Swers
Laura and Josh talk with Georgetown Professor Michele Swers about abortion politics after the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision and a bit of Nancy Pelosi’s speakership.
New podcast episode: Why Congress with Philip Wallach
Matt and Josh are joined by special guest Philip Wallach from the American Enterprise Institute to discuss his new book, Why Congress.
Debt Limit with Michael Thorning
Matt and Laura are joined by special guest Michael Thorning from the Bipartisan Policy Center, to discuss the debt limit negotiations, modernization of Congress, and the FY24 Legislative Branch Appropriations bill.
Thank you, sir. May I have another?
Love the ‘cast. Need it to happen more often. Record your Zoom audio, edit and add the intro music. Done! Once a month - or whenever - not bueno. Let’s have more and more regular. Like an audio bran muffin!
Good Info / Not So Good Production
I appreciate this podcast and the vision behind it. The information and different viewpoints are not only interesting, but thought provoking. That said, the production value of it stinks. The folks behind the mics often talk over and interrupt each other. The actual room, where they record the podcast is not ideal either for the production value. A ton of echo and reverb, that it’s hard to listen to. When someone laughs or talks on top of someone else , which happens often, it hurts the ears.
best political content i have found
This is just perfect for someone like me. I do not have a background in politics or political science and this is a great resource for me to understand a lot more about what is going on in washington. I feel like the information i am getting is certainly opinionated, which is great, but not biased or loaded with language that leaves me feeling manipulated, like the news often does...