Legislative Operations for Congressional Staff

In 2016 The Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) and the Government Affairs Institute (GAI) at Georgetown University launched the joint multi-day training in “Legislative Operations for Congressional Staff”. We are pleased to announce that another iteration of this successful session will be conducted again in the fall of 2019: Day 1 on October 25 and Day 2 on November 1.

The course is designed for current legislative staff who want to deepen their skill sets or move into management and interns looking for a permanent Hill job.  Topics will include:

  • Developing floor vote recommendations, conducting legislative research, writing briefing memos, answering constituent mail, and performing other basic legislative functions;
  • Working with executive agencies, advocacy organizations, and other outside groups to accomplish the Member’s goals;
  • Creating an effective mail system and managing staff;
  • Demystifying the Rules and Appropriations Committees and staffing the Member’s committee assignments.

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Next Course: TBD