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Passed House without amendment (05/08/2014)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Establishes in the House of Representatives the Select Committee on the Events Surrounding the 2012 Terrorist Attack in Benghazi to conduct a full and complete investigation and study and issue a final report of its findings to the House regarding:

  • all policies, decisions, and activities that contributed to the attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012, as well as those that affected the ability of the United States to prepare for them;
  • all policies, decisions, and activities to respond to and repel such attacks, including efforts to rescue U.S. personnel;
  • internal and public executive branch communications about these attacks;
  • accountability for policies and decisions related to the security of facilities in Benghazi, Libya, and the response to the attacks, including individuals and entities responsible for those policies and decisions;
  • executive branch authorities' efforts to identify and bring to justice the perpetrators of such attacks;
  • executive branch activities and efforts to comply with congressional inquiries into them;
  • recommendations for improving executive branch cooperation and compliance with congressional oversight and investigations;
  • information related to lessons learned from the attacks and executive branch activities and efforts to protect U.S. facilities and personnel abroad; and
  • any other relevant issues relating to such attacks, the response to them, or the investigation by the House into the attacks.