Congressional Directories Make Networking Easier

April 26, 2022

Knowing the right people to contact on Capitol Hill is essential to effectively advocate for the issues that matter most to your organization. Tracking the comings and goings of members of Congress and congressional staff can be complicated – even more so as Congress sees an unusually high rate of turnover amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Days on the Hill are unpredictable, and meetings can change at the last minute. Whether you’re planning ahead or need to pivot to plan B, Bloomberg Government offers access anytime, anywhere to the contact info and background research you need to effectively network.

More than a contact list.

Bloomberg Government’s congressional directory and congressional staff directory help ease the burden of maintaining a current contact list. We do the work for you by updating our directories daily to make sure you find the right people. Then we take it several steps further by offering additional details such as:

  • Photos of each congressmember
  • Concise biography and career highlights
  • Summaries and status of bills sponsored
  • Chart of votes and stats about overall voting records

Rather than browsing an alphabetical list or flipping through a printed book, you can use our variety of filters to quickly narrow your potential contacts by criteria such as committees, leadership office, educational history, and party.

In addition to congressional directories, we offer state legislator directories and state legislative staff directories, as well as searchable lists of federal agency contacts and government affairs professionals.

Background research done for you.

Once you narrow down your potential contacts, let us tell you all about them – from personal bios to voting records. Our directories offer much more than a simple list of congressional email addresses. Open a member’s profile, and you’ll find an easily navigable menu of options: Latest tweets, biography, news, committee assignments, staff, sponsored legislation, and votes.

  • The biography section includes bios featured on members’ websites, as well as personal and educational backgrounds, and full career records.
  • In the news section, check out the latest articles featuring your selected congressperson from more than 35,000 sources.
  • The committees and caucuses section links out to BGOV’s in-depth coverage of congressional committees and caucuses.
  • Find congressional staff contact information for staffers based in Washington, D.C. and in the members’ district offices.
  • Read quick summaries of legislation sponsored by the member or follow the links to BGOV’s legislative tracking tool for full coverage.
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2022 Congressional Calendar

To help plan your networking strategy, easily track when the House and Senate are in session with our 2022 combined congressional calendar.

Share and collaborate with colleagues.

Our directories offer numerous ways to collaborate and communicate, particularly when integrated with other tools on our platform. Label, track, and organize legislators using the custom tag and note features on members’ directory pages, which can be personal to you or shared with your team.

Create and share lists of legislators and staffers for a particular outreach purpose. Upload contacts directly from our directories and use our integrated email campaign tool to engage and then evaluate email performance with comprehensive analytics.

Bloomberg Government makes it easy to select, research, and reach out to key contacts, all on one platform.

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