Legislative Assistant

Legislative Assistant

Rep. Katie Porter (CA-45), a member of the House Natural Resources Committee, seeks a Legislative Assistant to handle environmental issues including natural resources, energy, agriculture, infrastructure, labor, tribal issues, science, and related appropriations.

The ideal candidate must have 2-4 years of Hill or comparable advocacy experience working on the above policy or issues relevant to the legislative portfolio, familiarity with congressional process and procedure, and a demonstrated ability to design and execute legislative projects. This is not an entry level position and reports directly to the Legislative Director.



  • Manage the Congresswoman’s work on the Natural Resources Committee, as well as an issue portfolio to include environment, energy, agriculture, infrastructure, labor, tribal issues, science, and related appropriations

  • Prepare and staff the Member for constituent meetings, committee hearings and markups, and relevant events, including writing briefing memos 

  • Represent the Member in meetings with constituents and interest groups relevant to the policy portfolio

  • Build and maintain positive relationships with congressional staff, advocacy groups and key stakeholders 

  • Monitor House floor and relevant committee activity to recommend votes and legislative action

  • Identify and pursue legislative opportunities for the Congresswoman, including sponsoring or co-sponsoring bills and drafting and co-signing letters

  • Draft constituent correspondence, oversight letters, op-eds, talking points, legislation, and other written material related to issue area portfolio.

  • Edit relevant work product produced by other staff and interns 

  • Communicate with other departments and district staff  to help amplify legislative work locally.

  • Other duties as assigned by the Legislative Director and Chief of Staff


The office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. 

To apply, send a resume and brief cover letter to ResumesCA45@mail.house.gov with “Legislative Assistant” in the subject line. The deadline for submission is 8/21/2022 at 11:59pm EDT.