GOP to press Obama on Benghazi attack next week

And on Thursday, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hold a hearing on "unanswered questions" about the events that happened in Benghazi one year ago this week.

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The hearings will happen amid ongoing GOP criticism that the Obama administration has shown little interest in finding those responsible for the Sept. 11, 2012, attack that left four U.S. officials dead.

In light of the one-year anniversary this week, Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) has increased his calls for a special prosecutor to handle the Benghazi investigation. And just this week, Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) introduced legislation that calls on the administration to name Ansar al-Sharia as a terrorist group in Libya.

Poe said it has been clear that this group is responsible for the attack and criticized the administration for failing to follow up, even as members of the group have been giving interviews to foreign reporters.

Details on these and other top House hearings next week follow here:

House Education and the Workforce

Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions

Sept. 19, "The Future of Union Organizing"
     10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn House Office Building

House Energy and Commerce

Subcommittee on Energy and Power

Sept. 18, "The Obama Administration's Climate Change Policies and Activities"
     10:15 a.m., 2123 Rayburn House Office Building

House Foreign Affairs

Sept. 18, "Benghazi: Where is the State Department Accountability?"
     10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

House Oversight and Government Reform


Sept. 19, "Reviews of the Benghazi Attack and Unanswered Questions"
9:30 a.m., 2154 Rayburn House Office Building

House Veterans' Affairs

Sept. 19, "Trials in Transparency: An Analysis of VA Cooperation with Congress in Meeting its Oversight Responsibilities on Behalf of Veterans"
     10 a.m., 334 Cannon House Office Building