Legislative Assistant

Legislative Assistant

Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), the founder and co-chair of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, is seeking a Legislative Assistant to spearhead his effort to end federal cannabis prohibition.  This staffer will also handle campaign finance reform, voting rights, immigration, and judiciary (LGBTQ+, choice, gun violence prevention) issues.


Excellent writing, verbal and organizational skills are essential, along with the ability to be a self-starter while working in a fast-paced environment.  Job responsibilities will include drafting legislation and amendments, writing talking points and legislative memos, and engaging with key constituent groups and stakeholders.


Candidates should have at least 2-3 years of experience in the House or Senate, or have equivalent federal legislative advocacy experience. This is not an entry-level position.


This office is an equal opportunity employer, committed to developing an organization that is reflective of the district that we serve. The office does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.  State and/or district ties are a plus.


Qualified candidates should send their applications (resume and cover letter) to resume.blumenauer@mail.house.gov with “Cannabis Legislative Assistant” in the subject line no later than May 19.  No calls or drop-ins please.