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Congressional aides are federal employees. There are 100 senators and 435 representatives who hire congressional aides. This number won't change without an amendment to the constitution or the addition of another state. For fair representation in the U.S. Congress, each state is allowed two senators; the number of representatives for each state is determined by the state's population. California has the most representatives (53). Many congressional aides work on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The Congressional Management Foundation reports that 44 percent of House staff and 35 percent of Senate staff find work in the home-state offices of their members of Congress.

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