(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

A Republican in Congress is proposing a new way to try to free American hostages held abroad.

FOX News Radio's Rachel Sutherland reports from Washington.

There could be one person to coordinate efforts to free American hostages around the world.

California Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter is pushing legislation creating a so-called hostage rescue czar... and his bill has early support from new Pentagon Chief Ash Carter.... who agrees there needs to be a buck-stops-here person.

Some family members of slain American hostages have complained the United States didn't do enough save them.

In Washington, Rachel Sutherland, FOX News Radio.