Senators depend on the assistance of staff on Senate committees and in their individual offices, both in Washington, D.C., and in their home states. Senate committee staffs often include staff directors, legal counsel, researchers, policy analysts, press assistants, and archivists. Committees also employ clerks to help draft legislation, manage consideration of bills, nominations, and treaties, and conduct investigation and oversight responsibilities. The organization of staff in senators’ offices varies, but most include a chief of staff to manage the office, legislative correspondents to communicate with constituents, and legislative directors and assistants to help develop legislation, as well as schedulers, communications and press staff, and other administrative assistants. Home state offices employ administrative and communications staff, as well as staff to assist with constituent services.
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