S.Res. 594 (112th): A resolution establishing a select committee of the Senate to make a thorough and complete investigation of the facts and circumstances surrounding, and the response of the United States Government to, the September 11, 2012, terrorist attacks against the United States consulate and personnel in Benghazi, Libya, and to make recommendations to prevent similar attacks in the future.


Nov 14, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on November 14, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


John McCain

Senior Senator from Arizona



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Establishes in the Senate the Select Committee on Investigation of the September 11, 2012, Terrorist Attacks in Benghazi, Libya to:investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2012, terrorist ... Read more >

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Nov 14, 2012

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This is a Senate simple resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.Res.” in “S.Res. 594”). A simple resolution is used for matters that affect just one chamber of Congress, often to change the rules of the chamber to set the manner of debate for a related bill. It must be agreed to in the chamber in which it was introduced. It is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.


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H.Res. 824 (Related)
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Last Action: Dec 4, 2012

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