S. 3551 (112th): A bill to require investigations into and a report on the September 11-13, 2012, attacks on the ...

...United States missions in Libya, Egypt, and Yemen, and for other purposes.

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Sep 13, 2012 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 3551

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

September 13, 2012

(for himself and Mr. Corker) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations

A BILL

To require investigations into and a report on the September 11–13, 2012, attacks on the United States missions in Libya, Egypt, and Yemen, and for other purposes.

1.

Findings

Congress makes the following findings:

(1)

Congress condemns in the strongest terms possible the attacks on the United States diplomatic missions in Libya, Egypt, and Yemen.

(2)

The American people mourn the loss of our selfless public servants and offer our heartfelt condolences to the families of those killed in Benghazi, Libya.

2.

Reports on attacks at United States missions in Libya, Egypt, and Yemen

(a)

Report on United States Embassy and Consulate attacks in Libya, Egypt, and Yemen

(1)

In general

Not later than 30 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the President shall submit to the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate and the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives a report on the September 11, 2012, attack on the United States Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, the attacks on the United States Embassy in Cairo, Egypt, that began on September 11, 2012, the September 13, 2012, attack on the United States Embassy in Sana’a, Yemen, and the state of security at United States diplomatic missions globally.

(2)

Content

The report required under paragraph (1) shall include the following elements:

(A)

An accounting of the events that occurred beginning on September 11, 2012, at the United States Embassy in Cairo, Egypt, and the United States Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and on September 13, 2012, at the United States Embassy in Sana’a Yemen.

(B)

An accounting of whether the United States Government had actionable intelligence before the attacks on the United States Embassy in Cairo, the United States Consulate in Benghazi, and the United States Embassy in Sana’a, including recommendations for changes in resources, collection, and analysis in the future.

(C)

A statement on and assessment of the responsiveness of the respective governments' security forces once the attacks began.

(D)

An assessment of the diplomatic security response in each of the affected locations and whether different actions could have prevented or mitigated the attacks.

(E)

An assessment of the level of cooperation by the Governments of Egypt, Libya, and Yemen into the investigations of the attacks and their efforts to find and hold responsible the perpetrators involved.

(F)

An assessment of the state of security at United States embassies and consulates globally.

(b)

Report on recommended changes to security procedures at United States embassies and consulates

(1)

In general

Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees a report containing recommendations for improving security operations at United States embassies and consulates globally.

(2)

Content

The report required under paragraph (1) shall include the following elements:

(A)

Recommendations for improving the hiring and training of security personnel at United States embassies and consulates globally.

(B)

Recommendations for improving the collection and sharing of intelligence on credible threats to United States embassies and consulates globally.

(3)

Appropriate congressional committees defined

In this subsection, the term appropriate congressional committees means—

(A)

the Committee on Foreign Relations and the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate; and

(B)

the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives.