The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Office of Congressional Information and Publishing (CIP) is seeking a Legislative Analyst to join its Legislative Analysis and Information Section (LAIS). The Legislative Analyst contributes to the Office of Congressional Information and Publishing’s mandate to produce legislative information for the United States Congress.Learn more about this agency
The Legislative Analyst applies extensive specialized knowledge in one or more subject fields (e.g., criminal law, environmental law and regulation, international law, etc.) and comprehensive knowledge of the operations, rules, procedures, and organization of the United States Congress to the analysis of Federal legislation; and writes official digests and other authoritative summaries of Federal legislation in one or more subject fields (e.g., criminal law, environmental law and regulation, international law, etc.). These digests/summaries are mandated by statute and are utilized as authoritative resources by lawmakers, policymakers, academics, and members of the public who are seeking accurate, objective descriptions of both new and amended Federal legislation; and consults with congressional staff and committees to assess and review new or unusual circumstances, variations in approach, and incomplete or conflicting information encountered during the process of digesting Federal legislation.
Drawing on his/her knowledge of the Federal legislative process as well as knowledge of specific subject fields (e.g., criminal law, environmental law and regulation, international law, etc.), the Legislative Analyst will analyze newly-introduced and amended Federal legislation to determine the legislation's meaning, intent, and impact on existing law; prepare official digests and other summaries and abstracts of Federal legislation; communicate and collaborate with the CRS research community to ensure integration of legislative analysis and research products; consult with congressional staff and committees to resolve questions regarding legislative intent and/or errors or omissions in legislative drafting; combine expert knowledge of one or more legislative subject areas with knowledge of new methods for organizing, accessing, and disseminating information to create and maintain innovative products and services; and analyze gaps in the congressional information services, evaluate new options, and make recommendations. The Legislative Analyst performs this work in an online environment.
The Office of Congressional Information and Publishing is the organization within CRS and the Library of Congress that produces legislative information for the United States Congress that is considered to be authoritative for Federal legislation: it is consulted widely by lawmakers, policymakers, academics, and members of the public who are seeking accurate, objective information on both new and amended Federal legislation.
CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for over a century.
CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation’s best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and committees.
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