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  • Establishing Select Committee on the Events Surrounding the 2012 Terrorist Attack in Benghazi


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    Representative Pete Sessions

    From: TX District 32

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-05-08

    SESSIONS. Mr. Speaker, pursuant to House Resolution 575, I call up the resolution (H. Res. 567) providing for the Establishment of the Select Committee on the Events Surrounding the 2012 Terrorist Attack...



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    Representative John A. Boehner

    From: OH District 8

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-05-08

    BOEHNER. Mr. Speaker and my colleagues, I believe the whole House and the American people deserve to know how I came to the decision that brings us here today. On September 11, 2012, a terrorist attack...



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    Representative Louise McIntosh Slaughter

    From: NY District 25

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-05-08

    SLAUGHTER. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. Mr. Speaker, we all agree--I think all Americans agree, and we certainly understand from the Speaker that he agrees that the attack...



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    Representative Alcee L. Hastings

    From: FL District 20

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-05-08

    HASTINGS of Florida. Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to yield 5 minutes to the distinguished gentleman from Maryland (Mr. Cummings), my good friend and member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee,...



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    Representative Elijah E. Cummings

    From: MD District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-05-08

    CUMMINGS. Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the gentleman for yielding, and I rise in strong opposition to this resolution. Benghazi was a tragedy. We lost four brave Americans that night, and I extend...



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    Representative Wm. Lacy Clay

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    Date: 2014-05-08

    CLAY. I thank my friend from Florida for yielding. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to oppose this misguided, highly partisan select committee that seeks to exploit the tragedy of the attack on our consulate...



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    Representative Ted Poe

    From: TX District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-05-08

    POE of Texas. I thank the gentleman for yielding. [[Page H3975]] Mr. Speaker, on September 11, 2012, terrorists stormed the American consulate in Benghazi. Four Americans were murdered. Nineteen months...



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    Representative Peter Welch

    From: VT District 0

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-05-08

    WELCH. Mr. Speaker, 30 years ago, America suffered an incredible tragedy; 241 Marines in Beirut lost their lives when terrorists bombed the barracks in which they were living. At that time, we had a...



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    Senator Tom Cotton

    From: AR

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-05-08

    COTTON. Mr. Speaker, a couple of lessons I learned in the Army were you move to the sound of gunfire, and the most important step in the troop-leading procedures is to supervise the execution of your...



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    Representative Adam B. Schiff

    From: CA District 28

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-05-08

    SCHIFF. Mr. Speaker, I come to the floor today to urge my colleagues to vote against the creation of this select committee. Because this is not a select committee to investigate what happened in Benghazi,...



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    Representative Jeff Fortenberry

    From: NE District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-05-08

    FORTENBERRY. Mr. Speaker, when pressed last week by a reporter about the tragic events on September 11, 2012, in Benghazi, Libya, the former spokesperson for the National Security Council said this:...



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    Representative Gerald E. Connolly

    From: VA District 11

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-05-08

    CONNOLLY. Mr. Speaker, I thank my dear friend. By the way, Mr. Speaker, we don't need a select committee because a particular chairman who is subpoena-happy can't quite draft a subpoena to capture...



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    Representative Christopher H. Smith

    From: NJ District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-05-08

    SMITH of New Jersey. Mr. Speaker, I thank the distinguished chairman for bringing this important resolution forward and also Congressman Frank Wolf, who has been tenacious in insisting that there be...



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    Representative David W. Jolly

    From: FL District 13

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-05-08

    JOLLY. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of this resolution, a resolution necessitated today by a crisis in trust, a crisis in trust between this Congress and this administration. This body has the article...



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    Representative John L. Mica

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    Date: 2014-05-08

    MICA. Mr. Speaker and my colleagues, I am going to ask a couple of questions. First of all, I have to give a disclaimer that I was one of the Members on this side of the aisle that did not favor a select...



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    Representative Corrine Brown

    From: FL District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-05-08

    BROWN of Florida. Mr. Speaker, this week the House will debate and vote on a resolution authorizing a new Select Committee on Benghazi. Indeed, the attack in Libya was a tragedy, as is losing an Ambassador...



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    Representative Sean P. Duffy

    From: WI District 7

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-05-08

    DUFFY. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of H. Res. 567 and urge the House to approve the measure as soon as possible. On September 11, 2012, a group of terrorists ruthlessly attacked our consulate in...