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466. Congressional Staff, by Location of Employment

[Excludes those persons employed in Congressional support agencies such as the U.S. General Accounting Office, the Library of Congress, and the Congressional Budget Office]

 
Standing
Year Personal staff committee staff Location of employment 1989 1990 1991 1993 1995
Year
House Senate House Senate
 
1976 6,939 3,251 1976 1,680 1,201
1977 6,942 3,554 1977 1,776 1,028
1978 6,944 3,268 1978 1,844 1,151 Total 17,306 17,625 17,851 (NA) 16,184
1979 7,067 3,593 1979 1,909 1,269
1980 7,371 3,746 1980 1,917 1,191
1981 7,487 3,945 1981 1,843 1,022 House of Representatives 11,184 11,064 11,041 10,791 9,913
1982 7,511 4,041 1982 1,839 1,047 Committee staff 2 2,267 2,173 2,321 2,070 1,266
1983 7,606 4,059 1983 1,970 1,075 Personal staff 7,569 7,496 7,278 7,390 7,186
1984 7,385 3,949 1984 1,944 1,095 Leadership staff 133 156 149 137 134
1985 7,528 4,097 1985 2,009 1,080 Officers of House, staff 1,215 1,239 1,293 1,194 1,327
1986 1 7,920 1 3,774 1986 1,954 1,075
1987 7,584 4,075 1987 2,024 1,074 Senate 5,984 6,425 6,665 6,529 6,163
1988 (NA) (NA) 1988 1,976 970 Committee staff 2 1,116 1,207 1,154 1,032 796
1989 7,569 3,837 1989 1,986 1,013 Personal staff 3,837 4,162 4,294 4,200 4,247
1990 7,496 4,162 1990 1,993 1,090 Leadership staff 105 94 125 132 126
1991 7,278 4,294 1991 2,201 1,030 Officers of Senate, staff 926 962 1,092 1,165 994
1992 7,597 4,249 1992 2,178 1,008
1993 7,400 4,138 1993 2,118 897
1994 7,390 4,200 1994 2,046 958
1995 7,186 4,247 1995 1,246 732 Joint committee staff 138 136 145 (NA) 108


NA Not available.
1 House figure is average for year, and Senate figure only covers period following implementation of Gramm-Rudman budget reductions.
2 Covers standing, select and special committees.

Source: Ornstein, Norman J., Thomas E. Mann, and Michael J. Malbin, Vital Statistics on Congress, 1993-1994, Congressional Quarterly, Inc., Washington, DC, 1994, and unpublished data (copyright). http://www.cq.com/



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These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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