Legislative Research Assistant @ The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Office of Congressional Information and Publishing (CIP)

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Office of Congressional Information and Publishing (CIP) is seeking a Legislative Research Assistant to join its Legislative Analysis and Information Section (LAIS). CIP is the organization within CRS and the Library of Congress that is mandated to produce legislative information for the United States Congress. This information is considered to be authoritative for Federal legislation: it is consulted widely by lawmakers, policymakers, academics, and members of the public who are seeking accurate, objective information on both new and amended Federal legislation.

This position serves as a Legislative Research Assistant in the LAIS within CIP. The employee reports to the LAIS Head. The employee supports CIP legislative analysts by locating, interpreting, and presenting legislative information; conducting and presenting research; and reviewing authoritative sources to identify legislative data and enter that data into the legislative information management system for subsequent entry into Congress.gov. The employee supports CIP managers and reviewers by verifying the accuracy of legislative information entered into the system and otherwise expediting workflow by helping to ensure that bill summary work is done in priority order and assigned to the correct reviewer. The employee is expected to develop over time the versatility and range of skills necessary to respond to CIP’s shifting needs and priorities, as directed.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for over a century.

CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation’s best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and committees.


CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online at http://www.loc.gov/crsinfo.