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Following are select articles quoting or featuring the Congressional Management Foundation. (Note: articles will open in new window.)


"How to Get Hired On Capitol Hill," Roll Call. October 7, 2014.

"Who has the best Web sites and social media outreach in Congress?" The Washington Post. April 29, 2014.

"17 lawmakers honored for social media use," The Hill. April 28, 2014.

"Senate Democrats Dominate Awards for Social Media, Congressional Websites," Roll Call. April 28, 2014.


"How to Manage Stressful Times on Capitol Hill,"Roll Call. November 19, 2013. 

"What Working in Congress Means to Staff,"Roll Call. October 29, 2013. 

"Would Anybody in Her Right Mind Go to Work for a Congressman?"National Journal. October 3, 2013. 

"Hill Staff Feels Strain as Health Insurance Becomes Weapon,"Roll Call. September 30, 2013.

"How to Engage the Congressional Workforce," Roll Call. September 17, 2013.

"Congressional staffers say low pay, long hours has them eying new jobs,"The Hill. September 9, 2013.

"Hill staffers content with their work, but everything isn't perfect, survey shows," Washington Post. September 9, 2013.

"Survey Shows Congressional Staffers Have High Job Satisfaction,"Roll Call. September 9, 2013.

"How many days off do Members of Congress take?"USA Today. August 22, 2013.

"Members of Congress haven't had a raise in years,"USA Today. August 15, 2013.

"Employer health-premium share will continue for Hill staff forced out of FEHBP,"Washington Post. August 7, 2013.

"Congress May Be Getting Its Own Obamacare Glitch Fixed,"NPR. August 2, 2013.

"Health-care issue triggers hold on OPM nominee Katherine Archuleta,"Washington Post. July 31, 2013.

"In defense of Congress's summer 'vacation',"Washington Post. July 29, 2013.

"Despite Hot Issues, Lawmakers Meet Public Less,"AP. June 2, 2013.

"Maximizing Intern Contributions in Your Hill Office,"Roll Call. May 14, 2013.

"Power of the Personal Story is Not New to Congress,"Roll Call. April 23, 2013.

"Members of Congress Are Working Hard, but Are They Accomplishing Much?"Roll Call. March 21, 2013.

"Life in Congress: A Member's Perspective," by Patricia Kempthorne, Huffington Post. March 21, 2013.

"Susceptible to satire,"Washington Post. March 12, 2013.

"Report: Congress members happy with job,"UPI. March 12, 2013.

"Families take a back seat for members,"The Hill. March 12, 2013.

"Report: Members of Congress Happy With Their Jobs,"Roll Call. March 12, 2013.

"How exactly do members of Congress spend their time?"WTOP radio/ March 12, 2013.

"Study examines how members of Congress spend their time,"USA TODAY. March 12, 2013.

"Did Astroturf Kill Constituent Services?"TPM. February 23, 2013.

"113th Congress and Social Media: Everybody In!" PA Pro Now. February 19, 2013.

"Fitch's Advice to Members: Good Intentions Wont Sail Your Ship,"Roll Call. February 11, 2013.

"Improving Millennials' Civic Health -- and the Country's,"Huffington Post. February 8, 2013.

"On the Ground: the Unsugn Heroes of District Offices and How They Work,"Roll Call. January 3, 2013.

"Do's and Don'ts for New Members in the 113th Congress,"Roll Call. January 3, 2013.

"More Members are Using Social Media to Interact with Their Constituents," Roll Call. January 3, 2013.

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