House Democratic Leadership 'Leaning Toward' Playing Ball on Benghazi Select Committee

Jacquelyn Martin/AP

After weeks of debate within party ranks whether to participate, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is now leaning toward appointing members of her conference to the Benghazi Select Committee.

Pelosi met with members of House Democratic leadership Wednesday morning and will likely hold another meeting Wednesday afternoon to update them on negotiations between her and House Speaker John Boehner. "No decision has been made, but Pelosi is now leaning toward appointing a full complement of members," says a senior Democratic aide.

The panel has slots for seven Republicans, who were appointed last week, and five Democrats. Democratic leaders had lobbied for an even split, but when it became clear that wasn't going to happen, they pressed Republicans to ensure equal representation on various issues, such as subpoenas and the right to be present and participate in the deposition of witnesses.

Stay up-to-date with federal news alerts and analysis — Sign up for GovExec's email newsletters.
FROM OUR SPONSORS
JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Close [ x ] More from GovExec
 
 

Thank you for subscribing to newsletters from GovExec.com.
We think these reports might interest you:

  • Sponsored by eSignLive by VASCO

    Mobile E-Signatures for Government

    Learn 5 key trends that accelerate government demand for mobile signing.

    Download
  • Sponsored by Management Concepts

    SPONSORED: Successful Change Management Practices in the Public Sector

    How governmental agencies implement organizational change management.

    Download
  • Sponsored by Kronos

    Solving the Workforce Compliance Challenge

    Download this eBook to learn how data and automation can help state and local agencies.

    Download

When you download a report, your information may be shared with the underwriters of that document.