Legislative staff are spending an increasing amount of time on constituent services

April 11, 2018
Image Source: Wired The now famous Indivisible guide to grassroots activism advocates mass, coordinated constituent communication with members of Congress, among other tactics. Recent research has, however, shown… Read More

Which Senate offices had the highest staff turnover in 2017?

April 5, 2018
How do the staff turnover data for Senators compare to those of their House colleagues? This week, Senate offices are placed under the 2017 turnover microscope… Read More

New interactive map reveals 2017 turnover rates for every House office

March 28, 2018
Relying on disbursement data from the House of Representatives, cleaned and verified by LegiStorm, this new LegBranch resource reveals 2017 staff turnover rates for all members in the House… Read More

Which House offices had the highest staff turnover in 2017?

March 8, 2018
Which House members churned through employees in 2017 and which retained staff at a higher rate than their colleagues? Relying on disbursement data from the House of Representatives,… Read More

Convincing evidence that congressional staff do, in fact, matter

January 23, 2018
Staff matter, yet their pay keeps going down. Source: Josh McCrain.  Observers and behind-the-scenes practitioners on Capitol Hill understand and appreciate the vital role filled by staffers in… Read More

House Committee on Administration releases additional data on sexual harassment claims

January 16, 2018
Source: Jim Mone, AP By Marian Currinder The House Committee on Administration recently released additional statistics on harassment in the congressional workplace. Committee Chairman Gregg Harper (R-MS) described the… Read More

Congress got three things right in passing the Congressional Accountability Act

December 18, 2017
Debate about how to fix the Congressional Accountability Act (P.L. 104-1) is all the rage these days. Still, Congress got at least three things right when it… Read More

Sexual harassment on the Hill: It’s time for employees to have the same legal support as legislators

December 5, 2017
A letter to congressional leadership re: sexual harassment from dozens of former Hill staff. By Kevin Mulshine Invisible to the public and most Capitol Hill staffers, robust, capable “law firms”… Read More

When Congress worked for them: Bobby Baker and congressional corruption

November 21, 2017
  To those who would wax eloquent about the good old days when Congress worked for us: let us not forget Bobby Baker, who died on November 12 at age… Read More

The Senate Committee on Rules and Administration is hemorrhaging staff. Why?

October 25, 2017
At the beginning of the 115th Congress, Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) took over as chairman of the Senate Rules and Administration Committee from Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO). Over… Read More