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Stuck in the 1970s? President Gerald Ford, left and then-House Majority Leader Thomas P. "Tip" O'Neill share a moment in 1975. The way Congress operates is stuck in the era, argues the head of the Congressional Management Foundation. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Ready for Congress 3.0?

'Tis the season for holiday parties. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Holiday Party Time Kicks Off


Vote for a Refugees Capitol Quip!

Former Reid staffer Natasha Guynes overcame hardship in her 20s and has started a nonprofit to help other women in need.

From Sex Worker to Hill Staffer

Just how many drinks are staffers imbibing at work events? (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Where the Drinkers Are in Congress


Vote for Your Favorite Honeymooners Capitol Quip!

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Congresswoman Left for Dead at Jonestown Recalls the Massacre, 37 Years Later

Congresswoman Left for Dead at Jonestown Recalls the Massacre, 37 Years Later

Looking to find a committee spot? Here's how to make the leap. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Finding That Committee Staffer Spot

Federal workers who are Maryland residents may be seeing a change to their paid leave benefits. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Maryland Residents Stand to Gain on Paid Leave


Vote for Your Favorite Waiter-Speaker Capitol Quip!

How to track down a reference that may have switched jobs. (CQ Roll Call File Photo).

Looking for Lost References

Telford and Esposo tied the knot (Photo courtesy Kristine Esposo/Katie Nesbitt Photography)

Telford-Esposo Halloween Night Nuptials

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Why a Former Staffer Could Make a Good Speaker


Vote for Your Favorite Paul Ryan Capitol Quip!

D.C.'s proposed family leave law may change the nationwide debate. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)

5 Things You Should Know About D.C.’s Proposed Paid Leave

Ryan requested time with his family as a condition to become Speaker. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Ryan’s Demands Include Plea for Work-Life Balance


Vote for Your Favorite House Leadership Fantasy Game Capitol Quip!

A new study shows Congress is paying more attention to responses on social media. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Study Finds Congress Is Paying More Attention to Social Media

Hill staff who are District residents may face new taxes under a proposed paid leave law. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)

D.C. Paid Leave Law May Change Hill Staff Income Taxes

Staffers on Capitol Hill might see a change to paid leave coming soon. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

How D.C. Paid Leave Could Affect Capitol Hill Staff

Not sure you want to climb the ladder on Capitol Hill? Here's how to know when to leave. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Capitol Hill: It’s Not for Everyone

Kennett and wife Sheila in November. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Members of Congress, Staff Tee Off to Remember Chip Kennett

Boehner may be leaving office, but what does it mean for his staff? (CQ Roll Call File Photo)

What’s Next for John Boehner’s Staff?


Vote for Your Favorite Bye-Bye Boehner Capitol Quip!

Cloakroom buzzed about sexual harassment as the House Ethics Committee announced its next step on Farenthold's case. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Farenthold Case Prompts Talk About Sexual Harassment on Capitol Hill

Brewer, left, with former Roll Call Editor-in-Chief Christina Bellantoni at her wedding. (Photo by Nancy Pastor, courtesy of Christina Bellantoni)

Friends Remember Jake Brewer, Beloved White House Staffer

Getting a job on Capitol Hill has some additional obstacles for veterans. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Getting a Job on Capitol Hill: For Veterans

A staff-focused headline from a 1955 Roll Call front page.

Roll Call at 60: How Capitol Hill Staff Have Changed Since 1955

Roll Call at 60: How Capitol Hill Staff Have Changed Since 1955


Vote for Your Favorite ‘It’s A Bird’ Capitol Quip!

Say Goodbye to That Co-Worker You Never Liked

Meeting for coffee? How to make the most of the informational interview. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)

The He’s-Just-Not-That-Into-You Interview

Capitol Hill offices must decide how to handle staffers caught in the Ashley Madison hack. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

The Ashley Madison Fallout: How Will Staffers Fare?

August recess isn't just for the beach. One expert explains how to be productive. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)

How August Recess Makes Life Better — for Everyone

Need some new ideas on what to do this August Recess? (CQ Roll Call File Photo)

How to Kick That Mid-August Recess Slump

The laptop may be yours, but the .gov email address isn't. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Hill Staffers, This Is Why Gmail Exists


Vote for Your Favorite Congressional Recess Capitol Quip!

Students visiting Congress can learn the hard way that disagreements can get personal. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Rude Realities on Capitol Hill

In search of a good book? Hill Navigator has some reading recommendations for you this summer. (CQ Roll Call File Photo).

Hill Navigator Summer Reading List


Vote for Your Favorite GOP Debate Capitol Quip!

Gutiérrez will pay his congressional staff overtime. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

An Easy Fix for Members Who Want Overtime for Staff

Fattah helped create the Student Loan Repayment for staff and is now under fire for his own student loan mishandling. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Fattah Could Have Avoided Some Trouble Through Possible Student Loan Repayment


Vote for Your Favorite ‘Sharknado 4’ Capitol Quip!

Student loan repayment isn't just for students: parents can qualify, too. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Student Loan Repayment Is for Parents, Too

Boehner and Pelosi will both overtime for their aides at the new Dept. of Labor threshold, when finalized in 2016. (CQ Roll Call File Photo).

Boehner and Pelosi Agree: Overtime for Their Aides

Looking for a Capitol Hill promotion? Time to act quickly (CQ Roll Call File Photo).

Capitol Hill Is No Place for the Passive

Levy has landed at Vision Ridge Partners (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call).

Jonathan Levy Lands at Vision Ridge Partners | Downtown Moves

Late night on Capitol Hill? Experts think Congress may bow to pressure to pay overtime. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Experts: Congress Under Pressure on Overtime Rules

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Vote for Your Favorite Confederate Football Capitol Quip!