Rep. Kevin McCarthy, House Majority Whip, gives us his weekly view from Capitol Hill. In his words:
"This week I worked with my colleagues in the House to provide greater support and resources to our nation’s veterans, while also ensuring that our active-duty service members will receive the backing from Congress they need. The 2015 Military Construction and Veterans’ Affairs Appropriations Bill fulfills the promise we make to all those who have served and who currently serve our country with bravery. This legislation increases funding for the essential programs and benefits our veterans have earned. It works to end the disability claims processing backlog so that our wounded warriors can receive timely, high-quality medical treatment. And it devotes the funds necessary to build and maintain the support systems and infrastructure the men and women of our military require. I am pleased to say that this bill passed the House overwhelmingly on Wednesday.
"Earlier in the week, the White House was forced to release documents that showed the Administration blatantly misled the American public in the days directly following the terrorist attack on our diplomatic mission in Benghazi. While multiple House committees have been working tirelessly to investigate what happened in Benghazi, the Obama Administration still withheld relevant documents despite multiple Congressional subpoenas. And today, House Republicans redoubled our efforts to get to the bottom of the 2012 terrorist attacks against our nation in Benghazi by calling for the formation of a select committee. We cannot tolerate the Administration’s continued evasion and obstruction. The American people need answers, which is why we are taking the extraordinary step of appointing a special select committee to get to the bottom of this.
"The American people and, more importantly, the families and friends of those who lost loved ones, simply want answers. Answers to what transpired on that fateful night that left four of our countrymen dead. Answers to what the President and his staff knew in the aftermath of this attack. We will continue to act to get all the facts that the American people deserve.