The proposed legislative changes have bipartisan support from both the House and Senate and reflect the growing congressional outrage over the military actions to combat sexual assault.
A senior Foreign Service Officer at the State Department told House lawmakers Thursday that the Merida Initiative is still necessary to maintain security between the two nations.
“Don’t ask me how,” Boehner said.
“I do think the American people deserve answers,” Pelosi said.
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew was questioned Wednesday by lawmakers on the House Financial Services Committee over when he learned that the IRS had targeted certain conservative non-profit groups.
“If there’s someone wielding a knife in the parking lot, are you gonna call the Inspector General?” a livid Trey Gowdy asked Doug Shulman.
“Congress has an obligation to help these families rebuild. Congress also has an obligation to have a serious discussion about how we pay for emergency money that the state rightfully deserves,” Stutzman said in a statement.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) led off Wednesday’s hearing by asking why the agency sat on its own review for roughly a year.
The U.S. has an important role in the Arab world, said Albright.