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Congratulations to the 34 Congressional staff leaders selected for the 116th Congress John C. Stennis Congressional Staff Fellows program! Established by the Stennis Center for Public Service in 1993, the Stennis Fellows program has become the premier leadership development program for top staff leaders on Capitol Hill. This bipartisan, bicameral experience recognizes and honors senior staff leaders and brings them together to focus on the future of Congress as an institution of American democracy.

The program invites nationally and internationally renowned experts to meet with the Stennis Fellows and stimulate their thinking. While learning from these outside authorities is a unique opportunity, the primary benefit of the program is the learning and relationship building that takes place among the Stennis Fellows themselves.

By working together to set their learning agenda and deliberating with each other throughout the fellowship, the Stennis Fellows form strong bonds of friendship. These new relationships benefit the institution of Congress by more fully opening the lines of communication between Republicans and Democrats as well as between House staff and Senate staff. The trust established in the fellowship carries over in a positive way to the legislative process itself.

See the full roster of the 116th Congress Stennis Fellows here.