How Many Congressional Personal Staff Work in DC Versus Districts and States?

House members and Senators have personal staff who may be assigned to work in DC or back in their home districts and states. The below charts break-out data on these staffing numbers. Note: these data do not include committee staff.

House and Senate Congressional Staff: DC vs. Districts and State, 1987-2014

Graphic by the R Street Institute based upon Congressional Research Service data.

Graphic by the R Street Institute based upon Congressional Research Service data.

 

House DC Staff vs. District Staff, 1987-2014

Graphic by the R Street Institute based upon Congressional Research Service data.

Graphic by the R Street Institute based upon Congressional Research Service data.

 

Senate DC Staff vs. District Staff, 1987-2014

Graphic by the R Street Institute based upon Congressional Research Service data.

Graphic by the R Street Institute based upon Congressional Research Service data.