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H.RES.36: Establishing a select committee to investigate and report on the attack on the United States consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

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Sponsor Frank R. Wolf, R-Va.
Total Cosponsors 192 (All Republicans)
Introduced Jan. 18, 2013
Latest Major Action Jan. 23, 2013
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Bill Summary

Establishes in the House of Representatives a select Committee to investigate and report to the House on:

  • any intelligence known to the United States relating to the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012;
  • any requests for additional security, or actions taken by federal agencies to improve security at the consulate before the attack;
  • a definitive timeline of it;
  • how the relevant agencies and the executive branch responded to it and whether appropriate congressional notifications were made;
  • any improper conduct by officials relating to the attack;
  • recommendations on what steps Congress and the President should take to prevent future attacks; and
  • any other relevant issues relating to the attack or the response to it.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 18, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Rules.