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Work-Life in Congress

As part of the "Life in Congress" research project, CMF and the Society for Human Resource Management are presenting a series of programs focused on improving the work-life of congressional staff.

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113th Congress Gold Mouse Awards

On Monday, April 28, CMF announced the winners of the 113th Congress Gold Mouse Awards! Learn more about our process and criteria, as well as about our first-ever awards for social media.

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Managing Changes in Budgets & Benefits

CMF's survey of senior congressional staff indicates that reduced office budgets and changes to staff healthcare could lead to a significant number of staff departures.

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#SocialCongress

This report, part of the "Communicating with Congress" project, represents the first research into how Congress uses social media to gauge opinion and communicate with constituents.

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The Power of Citizen Advocacy

Contrary to popular belief, citizens have more power than they realize. Most of the congressional staff we surveyed said constituent visits have 'some' or 'a lot' of influence on an undecided Member of Congress, more than any other influence group or strategy.

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Recent Updates

Constituent Communications

Congress Online: Assessing and Improving Capitol Hill Web Sites

The 2002 best practices report on congressional Web sites which recognizes the 2002 Mouse Award winners.

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Congress Online 2003: Turning the Corner on the Information Age

The 2003 best practices report on congressional Web sites which recognizes the 2003 Mouse Award winners.

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2006 Gold Mouse Report

A study of all congressional Web sites including the CMF Gold Mouse Award winners.

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Communicating with Congress: Recommendations for Improving the Democratic Dialogue

The culmination of 9 years of research that provides recommendations for all stakeholders and suggests improvements to the structure and processes for managing congressional communications.

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CMF works internally with House and Senate offices to foster improved management practices. From interns to Chiefs of Staff to Members themselves, CMF provides services adapted to the unique congressional environment. Read more

Commonly Used Resources

ABOUT CMF

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CMF is a 501(c)(3) nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to helping Congress and its Members meet the evolving needs and expectations of an engaged and informed 21st century citizenry.

Our work focuses on improving congressional operations and enhancing citizen engagement through research, publications, training, and management services.

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