The subject is congressional staff and the questions we will discuss include: how many staff are there? What are staff compensation levels? How are staff allocated among personal offices, district offices, committees and leadership?
Lunch will be provided. To encourage candid discussion, this meeting is not open to media. However, the co-directors of the group are available for interviews and comment. They can be reached at email@example.com.
New America and the R Street Institute launched the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group in spring 2016. The impetus to establish the group is the widespread perception that Congress is dysfunctional.
The Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group aims to assess the capacity of Congress to perform its constitutional duties and to collaborate on ideas to improve the legislative branch’s performance in our separation-of-powers system.
Meetings are open to Capitol Hill staff, experts on Congress and anyone who cares about the well-being of America’s legislative branch.