Benghazi Committee Commends Survivor Benefits for Family of Glen Doherty

April 20, 2016
Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Members of the Select Committee on Benghazi released the following statements regarding the CIA’s decision to provide the family of Glen Doherty, a CIA contractor and former U.S. Navy SEAL killed in the Benghazi terrorist attacks, with survivor benefits – a change in policy the Select Committee worked behind the scenes to support:

"I am glad the agency made this decision so the Doherty family and others who have lost loved ones in service to and sacrifice for our country will finally receive the recognition and honor they deserve," said Chairman Trey Gowdy (SC-04).

Added Congresswoman Susan Brooks (IN-05), "I appreciate the Doherty family's advocacy to correct this injustice on behalf of their family and other families in a similar situation. Mr. Doherty's sacrifice and service should be honored and recognized, and his family should receive the death benefits that Mr. Doherty paid for and are afforded to all families who lose loved ones in service to our nation."