South Carolina GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy’s name had been floated as the likely choice to head a select House committee to investigate the Benghazi attacks and subsequent Obama administration response.

Today, Speaker of the House John Boehner made it official:

Those interested in unearthing all the facts about the Benghazi attack applauded the choice:

Gowdy will attempt to force the Obama administration to live up to its unfulfilled promise of historic levels of transparency. No easy task.