On May 2, 2014, the United States House Select Committee on Events Surrounding the 2012 Terrorist Attack in Benghazi was created. The purpose of the select committee was to further investigate the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya that resulted in the deaths of U.S. ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, and three other Americans.
ACT for America was a leader in the effort to see the Select Committee established after much pushback from many in the U.S. Congress. The relentless support by our grassroots base for the establishment of the Committee, was demonstrated by thousands of phone calls, letters, and e-mails to federal legislators; and a petition signed by more than 25,000 concerned citizens. After the Select Committee was finally established, our efforts were publicly acknowledged by the lead legislator in the Benghazi Select Committee effort, former Representative Frank Wolf (VA-10).