Legislative Assistant

Legislative Assistant

Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) seeks a Legislative Assistant to join her team in Washington, DC. Ideal candidates will have prior Hill experience; excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong organizational and time management skills; a positive attitude; solid knowledge of the legislative process; and an ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines in an fast-paced work environment. Experience with Intranet Quorum (IQ) is preferred. Duties include:


  • Formulating legislative initiatives for assigned issue areas;

  • Tracking legislation and other developments in assigned issue areas and briefing the Congresswoman for floor work, committee work, work in the district, and outside House-related activities;

  • Monitoring legislative developments within relevant committees;

  • Planning and coordinating cosponsorship and support of legislation;

  • Writing floor speeches for the Congresswoman;

  • Acting as liaison with committee and agency staffs;

  • Performing special projects assigned by the Congresswoman or Chief of Staff;

  • Meeting with constituents and interest groups;

  • Assisting with the preparation of weekly reports for the Congresswoman and staff on legislative activities in assigned issue areas; and

  • Performing other duties as assigned. 


Connecticut ties are a plus, but not required. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Interested parties should e-mail a concise cover letter including salary requirements, resume and two writing samples in a single PDF to CT05jobs@mail.house.gov with the following subject line: First Name Last Name - Legislative Assistant. No phone calls or walk-ins, please.