Rep. Wolf pushes for new Benghazi select committee

But Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidFeinstein departure from top post sets stage for Judiciary fight Whitehouse says Democratic caucus will decide future of Judiciary Committee Bottom line MORE (D-Nev.) quickly shot down the idea, and it did not garner much support with the group’s Senate Republican colleagues either.


Wolf’s amendment is one of several dozen rules changes being considered by House Republicans Wednesday before the rules package for the 113th Congress will be presented to the full House Thursday.

Wolf first introduced his resolution in December, which currently has 34 co-sponsors.

His office said that the select committee “would combine the multiple current investigations to prevent overlap, avoid jurisdictional gaps and ensure a comprehensive review.”

The committee would include top lawmakers from the Intelligence, Foreign Affairs, Armed Services, Judiciary, Government Reform and Homeland Security Committees. The Select Committee would release a report on the attack within 90 days of its first meeting.

Many House and Senate committees are already investigating the Benghazi attack, and top officials have testified before several panels.

The Senate Homeland Security Committee released a report on the attack Monday, which faulted both the State Department and Pentagon for the attack. An independent Accountability Review Board also released its own report last month focused on the State Department’s role and missteps.

Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump says he'll leave White House if Biden declared winner of Electoral College Federal workers stuck it out with Trump — now, we're ready to get back to work Biden soars as leader of the free world MORE had to postpone plans to testify in Congress last month when she became ill, but has said she will still testify before the House Foreign Affairs Committee in the next Congress.