‘Staffers’ working on committees, in members’ personal offices and in other Congressional roles help the 435 Representatives and 100 Senators in their daily work. In 2016, there were 9 420 staff working in the House of Representatives and 5 749 staff in the Senate. Over time, the proportion of committee staff appears to have decreased and personal staff increased (including in districts/states), notably in the Senate.
Staff levels in Congress
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