How Many House and Senate Leadership Staff Are There?

House Leadership 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 Leadership 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.

Note: The term leadership means to non-personal staff employed by the Speaker, Majority Leader, Majority, Whip, Senior Chief Deputy Majority Whip, Minority Leader, Minority Whip, Chief Deputy Minority Whip, the Democratic and Republican Cloakrooms, House Republican Conference, House Republican Policy Committee, House Republican Study Committee, House Democratic Caucus, and House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee. The data in this post were drawn from two Congressional Research Service reports: House of Representatives Staff Levels in Member, Committee, Leadership, and Other Offices, 1977-2014, and Senate Staff Levels in Member, Committee, Leadership, and Other Offices, 1977-2014.