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Joshua Huder

Senior Fellow, Government Affairs Institute

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The Housification of the Upper Chamber: The 115th Senate is basically unrecognizable.

December 21, 2017
By Joshua C. Huder If the Senate were a friend, you’d say it was having an off-year. Or worse, you would tell it to see a doctor. The bipartisan,… Read More

What the Washington Post/CBS DEA investigation tells you about Congress: It’s really bad

October 19, 2017
Source: By Joshua C. Huder Recently, the Washington Post and CBS teamed up on an investigation that has now cost Congressman Tom Marino (R-PA) his nomination as the… Read More

Republicans’ Inability to Do Routine Things Is Scuttling Their Big Plans

September 8, 2017
Source: Gallup . By Joshua C. Huder The 2016 election was a near universal shock. President Trump beat (nearly) all prognosticators. House Republicans only lost 6 seats, retaining their 4th… Read More

The healthcare process is not just bad. It’s damaging.

July 26, 2017
There’s a lot of alk about the broken processes in the House and Senate, particularly around the healt are bill. Extraordinary secrecy has been employed to push the AHCA through… Read More

The omnibus is here! And some things to clear up about congressional budget politics.

May 2, 2017
By Joshua C. Huder Originally published at the Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University House and Senate leaders will push through an omnibus spending package this week. The bill… Read More

Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures: CR edition

April 17, 2017
By Joshua C. Huder Next week, the government will run out of money to stay open. And in typical fashion, Congress has left itself an insanely small window to pass… Read More

The legislative filibuster isn’t going anywhere any time soon

April 5, 2017
By Joshua C. Huder It’s a nuclear week in the Senate. Majority Leader McConnell has hinted that he has the votes to go “nuclear” on Judge Gorsuch’s nomination to the… Read More

Is Speaker Ryan leading too much?

March 14, 2017
By Joshua C. Huder The debate to repeal and replace Obamacare was always going to be a serious test for congressional leaders. Reorganizing an eighth of the economy has massive… Read More

Future headline: President Trump’s budget proposal re-breaks already broken appropriations process into itty bits… And that has other consequences.

March 2, 2017
By Joshua C. Huder That’s not likely to be the actual headline but it won’t be far off. On Tuesday, President Trump outlined his budget proposal which will include $54… Read More

On to Reconciliation! Republicans have a plan but probably won’t follow it.

January 12, 2017
By Joshua C. Huder The Senate passed a budget yesterday. It lacked some of the typical hallmarks of a budget resolution. Namely, the chamber did not debate in any great… Read More