Harman Preps for Career Change
Posted on Feb 7, 2011
Los Angeles’ own Rep. Jane Harman is gearing up to leave Capitol Hill in order to head up the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, according to reports that surfaced Monday. Her exit isn’t expected to change the composition of the House, as her district tends to favor Democratic candidates, and a special election will reportedly take place to fill her seat, according to The New York Times.
“The Caucus” in The New York Times:
Ms. Harman sought, after Democrats took control of the House in 2006, to become chairwoman of the Intelligence Committee, but she was blocked by another Californian, Representative Nancy Pelosi, who had become speaker of the House.
Ms. Harman has served two stints in Congress, from 1993 to 1999 and from 2001 until now.
Rep. Jane Harman will swap her seat in Congress for the top post at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.