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A unique and powerful congressional research tool

LegiStorm has assembled a collection of unique information resources that give unparalleled insight into the inner workings of Congress for a wide spectrum of academic needs. At its heart, LegiStorm is a real-time congressional directory – and, we provide a wide range of public disclosures, including salaries, travel, personal financial disclosures, earmarks, congressional expenditures and lobbying reports. We go beyond public disclosures to assemble other useful data such as hearings, press releases, tweets and town halls.

Our custom data sets offer researchers a unique opportunity to download extensively cleaned data to study such important issues as race, gender, the revolving door, congressional pay and the influence industry.

Students also can use LegiStorm to network for internships and jobs by accessing the broadest and deepest source of biographical information about congressional staff, from their home towns to their alma maters (including fraternities and activities).

And of course, a university's government relations department focused on advocacy at the federal level can benefit from our services as well, including contact list downloads, deep background on staffers, issue monitoring and much more.

Key Features

  • Staff Directories

    Staff Directories

    See at a glance who’s who in member offices, leadership offices and committees. We provide names, titles, policy issues covered and location information. Click on a staffer’s name to reveal verified contact information, deep biographical details and a whole lot more.

  • Biographical Information

    Biographical Information

    We provide the most comprehensive collection of biographical information ever assembled about the people who run Congress. For members of Congress and their staff, we have educational backgrounds, job histories, military service information, social media links, family connections, hobbies, hometowns and more.

  • Committees and Caucuses

    Committees and Caucuses

    We provide current committee and caucus membership rosters which are updated on a rolling basis, giving you the ability to reach exactly the right person on the Hill who is committed to your issue. For committees we offer member lists and staff directories with verified titles. For caucuses, we identify chairs and staff contacts as well as any related working groups and task forces. Our real-time data is the most comprehensive available. See PDF

  • Salaries


    LegiStorm is the only online source of all congressional staff salary data going back to 2000. Often a staffer’s job title gives you no clue as to how junior or senior they may be in the office hierarchy. Salary records are a unique resource to find out who's at the top of the Capitol Hill food chain. See PDF

  • Private Travel

    Private Travel

    Members and staff can travel on the dime of others. We track all privately funded travel. Search, sort and access the original documentation.

  • Personal Financial Disclosures

    Personal Financial Disclosures

    LegiStorm is the only online resource for personal financial disclosures for congressional staff and all members of Congress. Our data goes back to 2007 reliably, although we have additional disclosures before then, especially for members of Congress. Access the original documents for deep intel on a particular person.

  • Earmarks


    Earmarks are no longer dished out on Capitol Hill, but if you want historical data about how your member of Congress supported earmarking, we're the best source. We rely on the data provide us by the Taxpayers for Common Sense. We have cleaned up the data to be more useful to you.

  • Hearings


    LegiStorm makes it easy to stay on top of congressional hearings with witness lists, written testimony and full searching. Download to your calendar instantly, and we’ll update you if anything changes. See PDF

  • Interactive Maps

    Interactive Maps

    Our interactive district maps provide member district office locations and ZIP codes represented. Navigate easily to all neighboring districts as well. See PDF

  • StormFeed


    StormFeed gives you access to every press release and official tweet from every office on the Hill, every time, in real-time. Even staff tweets are available. And we also have press releases from many hundreds of executive branch agencies. Miss something? No problem: StormFeed is full-text searchable. See PDF

  • Policy Reports

    Policy Reports

    LegiStorm gives you access to a searchable archive of policy reports including CRS, OMB, GAO, CBO and more, providing you the same policy background information that decision-makers have access to themselves. Don't pay thousands for reports we can get you for less.

  • Revolving Door Tracking

    Revolving Door Tracking

    LegiStorm tracks the revolving door between K Street and Congress, in depth and in real time, including data about which companies thousands of staffers and members have lobbied for. We provide original documentation of LDA and FARA disclosures so you can dig deep into this treasure trove of information.

  • Town Halls

    Town Halls

    We use proprietary technology to track thousands of news sources and social media sites to provide a comprehensive list of town hall events. We show all events that allow constituents to participate directly with members of Congress in person, over the phone and online. See PDF

  • Unlimited Page Views

    Unlimited Page Views

    Our most powerful features are for subscribers only. But even our free site has page view limits. With an annual Pro license, browse and search without limits.

  • Custom Data Sets

    Custom Data Sets

    LegiStorm offers a unique opportunity for political scientists, sociologists, economists and other researchers to study how Washington works. From congressional hiring to political communications and the revolving door, LegiStorm provides data that can be found nowhere else. Our custom data sets have been used in numerous research studies.