Hoyer Statement on Rep. Jane Harman Leaving Congress

For Immediate Release:

February 8, 2011

Contact:

Katie Grant, 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement after Rep. Jane Harman announced she is leaving Congress to serve as president of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars:

“Today, Rep. Jane Harman announced that she is resigning from the House of Representatives to serve as the president of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, a nonpartisan policy think tank. For many years, I’ve known Jane as a close friend and a trusted colleague; she has brought to Congress her deep knowledge of both foreign and domestic policy and a willingness to work with colleagues on both sides of the aisle to advance our nation’s interests. Those qualities have made her a true asset to Congress and have won her wide admiration from Democrats and Republicans alike. She is a leading voice on national security, who has built strong relationships with leaders around the world. And the same qualities that made Jane so valuable to Congress will also serve her well as leader of the Wilson Center. And while I will miss her sincerely, I wish her all the best as she continues her service to our country in a new role.”

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