by megan, morgan, and eric
What They Do
Serving in Congress is a full-time job. To get help with their workload, members of Congress hire a staff of clerks, secretaries, and special assistants.
The personal staffs of members of Congress run offices in Washingtion, D. C., as well as one or more offices in the congressional member's home district. These workers gather information on new bills and issues. They handle requests for help from voters, and they also deal with news reporters and lobbyists. They also work for the reelection of the congressional member.
They draft bills, gather information, organize committee hearings, and negotiate with lobbyists. They keep the long and complex lawmaking processes moving.