The Senate Intelligence Committee is looking into documents about the Sept. 11 attack, according to the joint announcement from Chairman Dianne Feinstein (above) and ranking member Saxby Chambliss.
The Senate Intelligence Committee has announced hearings to review the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi, Libya, as well as intelligence and security in the “Arab Spring” countries after the election.
The committee will hold a closed hearing Nov. 15 and will hold additional hearings. It was not immediately clear whether those other hearings would also occur during the lame-duck session this fall. The Senate plans to return to business the week of Nov. 12 after the Nov. 6 election.
The committee has already received briefings and is looking into documents about the attack, according to the joint announcement from Chairman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and ranking member Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.).
The committee will investigate intelligence prior to the attack and what actions were taken in response and the details of the attack itself, including who was responsible for it and “what efforts are being made to find and hold those responsible to account.”
And the committee will more broadly examine intelligence capabilities in North Africa and the Middle East and the adequacy of security at U.S. government facilities in the region.
Leaders from military and veterans service organizations joined Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Kelly Ayotte , R-N.H., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., at a press conference to urge the Senate to replace a provision in the budget proposal that cuts retirement benefits for veterans. Wicker, Ayotee, and Graham earlier called for a bipartisan solution to replace the $6.3 billion in cuts to military retiree benefits.
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