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Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during his news conference at the Foreign Office in London, Thursday, May 15, 2014. House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. has reissued his subpoena demanding that Kerry testify about documents provided to Congress about the deadly 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican chairman of the House Oversight panel has reissued his subpoena demanding that Secretary of State John Kerry testify about documents provided to Congress about the deadly 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya.
Rep. Darrell Issa of California had lifted the subpoena earlier this week as the committee and the State Department discussed an alternative date for May 21.
Kerry is scheduled to travel to Mexico next week.
But on Thursday, Issa issued a new subpoena for Kerry to testify May 29, complaining that the State Department had backtracked.
Issa is pressing ahead with his ongoing investigation as a special select House committee conducts its own inquiry into the Sept. 11, 2012, attack that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.