Republicans Threaten State Department Funding Until Clinton, Benghazi Docs Are Provided
Hold their feet to the fire for once.
House Republicans are threatening to withhold a large chunk of State Department funding until officials speed up their responses to document requests, including House demands for documents pertaining to the Benghazi investigation and probe of Hillary Clinton’s emails.
The House Appropriations Committee’s proposed 2016 spending bill for the State Department and foreign operations withholds 15 percent of the departments “operational funds until requirements related to proper management of Freedom of Information Act and electronic communications are met,” according to a panel release.
The threat means House Republicans are using their most obvious weapon to hold State’s feet to the fire: the power of the purse. More