ACTION ALERT! BENGHAZI: TOP OF OUR LIST!

Monday, 11 February 2013 09:38

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*** LEGISLATIVE ALERT ***

ANNOUNCING ACT! FOR AMERICA’S
HIGH PRIORITY LEGISLATION LIST
FOR THE 113
TH CONGRESS

 

 

by Lisa Piraneo, Director of Government Relations




A new Congress—the 113
th—officially began on January 3, 2013. ACT! for America will be watching legislation that is introduced during this Congress (over the next two years) to identify those bills that will strengthen our national security. We will actively support the legislation that makes our High Priority List via my presence on Capitol Hill and through the voice of our 250,000 grassroots activists. You are an integral part of that strategy.

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Click HERE to watch Rep. Jeff Duncan grill Secretary Clinton at a recent congressional hearing on Benghazi.


Rep. Duncan is a close ally on Capitol Hill. He has spoken at past ACT! for America National Conference Legislative Briefings and is a recipient of our National Security Patriot Award.

Today, I am announcing the first piece of federal legislation that will be placed on our Legislative High Priority List:

H. Res. 36, introduced by Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA/10). Congressman Wolf’s legislation creates a short term special committee to investigate the Benghazi attack on our consulate, killing Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. We are pleased to report that this important and timely bill already has the support of 26 cosponsors, but we need many more if this special committee is ever to see the light of day.

If any of you watched the hearings on the Benghazi incident that took place recently in both the House and Senate, I think you’ll agree that the statements by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey, were sorely lacking, if not downright insulting to Members of Congress, the families of the victims, and the American people. As Representative Jeff Duncan (R-SC/3) told Secretary Clinton, “Madame Secretary, you let the consulate become a death trap.” (See box.)

This stonewalling is unacceptable. But it won’t stop until the American people say NO MORE.

The U.S. Congress needs to hear from their constituents that creating this special committee is something that they want to see done—and soon. Will you let them hear from you?

** Two Important Action Items **

 

1.  

Please go to the Contact Congress page on our website to learn more about Congressman Wolf’s legislation and to send a pre-written e-mail of support to your Member of the House of Representatives. It couldn’t be easier and it’s very important. Select the link “Support Special Benghazi Committee” and follow the prompts to send your e-mail.

Over the coming months, please continue to check our federal High Priority Legislation list (it will reside on our website) so you can learn what pieces of legislation we feel are critical to national security policy. In addition, I will continue to send out special Action Alerts when important and timely action is needed on Capitol Hill so you know when we require your help. Please keep your eye out for those!

 

2.  

Also, please sign our Open Letter to the House Leadership demanding the creation of a special short-term congressional committee to thoroughly investigate what happened in Benghazi and why. It is important to our nation and to the world that the U.S. Congress places the Benghazi attack at a level of high priority. This special committee would do just that.

 

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Make no mistake about it: Each of you plays a critically important role in seeing productive national security bills move through the legislative process. The proposals that ultimately land on our High Priority List will move further through the legislative process only if your federal legislators hear from you—their constituent.

I look forward to working with each one of you during the 113
th Congress and I thank you all for your efforts to protect our great nation.

REMEMBER, YOUR VOICE COUNTS!
IF EACH OF US DOES JUST A LITTLE, TOGETHER WE CAN
ACCOMPLISH A LOT!

 

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