Data and Findings

Having a strong base of evidence is critical to conveying the need for improving the diversity of governing bodies — and informing the strategies for getting there. It is an important foundational step toward bridging equity gaps and developing better, more inclusive policies.

Research on Racial Diversity

Racial Diversity Among Senate Committee Top Staff, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies  |  2021​

Report card of Diversity of Top Staff Hires by New Members in the 117th Congress (2021-2022) Tracking Tool and Media Release, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies  |  2020 

Racial Diversity Among Top Staff in Senate Personal Offices Executive Summary, Infographic, and Full Report, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies  |  2020​

Racial Diversity Among Top U.S. House Staff Executive Summary and Full Report, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies  |  2018

Supporting Diverse Staff Members

Staff Assistant/Legislative Correspondent Best Practices, Modernization Staff Association and POPVOX LegiDash | 2021

Making Congress a Better Place to Work,​ Brookings | 2021

Your Team Could Be Hurting – Here’s How Managers and Leaders Can Help, Congressional Management Foundation | 2021

House of Representatives Working From Home Guide, Modernization Staff Association | 2020

​The Color of Congress: Racial Representation Among Interns in the U.S. House of Representatives, Pay Our Interns | 2020