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Senate Staff Levels in Member, Committee, Leadership, and Other Offices, 1977-2020 [Updated October 19, 2020]   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Summary: "The manner in which staff are deployed within an organization may reflect the missions and priorities of that organization. This report provides staffing levels in Senators' Senate committee, leadership, and other offices since 1977. From 1977 to 1986, Senate staff, excluding state-based staff, increased from 3,397 to 4,180, or 23.05%. From 1987 to 2020, all Senate staff grew from 4,916 to 5,723, or 16.42%. The changes in both time periods were characterized in part by increases in the number of staff working in chamber leadership offices, and, except for apparent declines in 2016-2018, increases in the staffing of chamber officers and officials. Additionally, staff working for Senators have shifted from committees to personal offices. Some of these changes may be indicative of the growth of the Senate as an institution, or the value the chamber places on its various activities."

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CRS Report for Congress, R43946
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2020-10-19
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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