(a) In generalIt shall not be a violation of any provision of section 1311 of this title to consider the—
political compatibility with the employing office;
of an employee referred to in subsection (b) with respect to employment decisions.
(b) “Employee” definedFor purposes of subsection (a), the term “employee” means—
an employee on the staff of the leadership of the House of Representatives or the leadership of the Senate;
(2) an employee on the staff of a committee or subcommittee of—
an employee on the staff of a Member of the House of Representatives or on the staff of a Senator;