Rep. Lee Hamilton has a new job lined up, which he hopes will allow him to make sure people's expectations about Congress aren't unrealistically high - or low.

The Indiana Democrat will serve as director of the new congressional studies center at Indiana University when he ends his 34-year career in Congress.The Center on Congress will be established at the university's campus in Bloomington to improve the public's understanding of the institution.

"The center will explain the nature and importance of Congress and deal with the public's criticisms and questions in as nonpartisan and objective a way as possible," he said.