UPDATE - Tuesday, July 23, 2013:
Tuesday July 22, 2013 Happening Now - New Calls for Select Cmte on Benghazi, Southwest Crash Landing in NYC, Royal Baby Arrives
Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 08:27 AM
The Republican House leadership is under renewed pressure to allow a vote on legislation that would create a special committee to investigate the Benghazi terrorist attack in Libya last September that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/benghazi-boehner-stockman-republicans/2013/07/23/id/516475#ixzz2ZscbwGUQ
Rep. Steve Stockman is circulating a discharge petition that would force House Speaker John Boehner to allow a floor vote on forming a Benghazi select committee, according to The Hill.
"The only way we're going to get a clean and thorough investigation is by forcing a vote with a discharge petition," the Texas Republican said when he first floated his plan last week.
The petition has the signatures of 1,000 special operations veterans, but Stockman needs to meet a threshold of 218 House member signatures in order to force a vote. To promote the effort to enlist more member signatures, Stockman plans on Tuesday to roll out the 60-foot-long scroll of veteran signatures on the steps of the Capitol. It is believed to be the largest petition ever presented to Congress, the Hill reported. (read more) ....