Reyes to Head Intel Committee:

House Speaker-designee Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has tapped Rep. Sylvestre Reyes (D- Tex.) to chair the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. In a statement, Pelosi cited his “impeccable national security credentials” and his long-time service on intelligence and armed services committees and his military service as measures of his bona fides. Pelosi bypassed the intel committee’s ranking Democrat, fellow Californian Jane Harman.