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The rapid growth of congressional staff is reflected in the massive office buildings that ring the Capitol. Until 1908 members had little or no staff. Lawmakers came to Washington only part of the year and made do with a desk in the House or Senate chamber and a room in a boardinghouse. Files were kept in memory or in pockets.  more...


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