Harmon To Serve on House Telecommunications Subcommittee

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California Democrat Jane Harmon is returning to the House Telecommunications Subcommittee.

She had been serving as ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, but will now move to Energy & Commerce in the new Congress.

In another incarnation on the subcommittee in 2003, Harman pushed a bill that would have forced broadcasters off of TV channels 63, 64, 68 and 69 by 2006 so the channels could be given over to public safety .

She was critical of the industry for what she saw as impeding interoperable public safety communications post-9/11, an issue that has gained renewed attention through the new Democratic Congress' pledge to institute the 9/11 Commission's recommendations.