House to start examination of Boston bomb attack

May 3, 2013 Issues: Counterterrorism

The House Homeland Security Committee next week will begin a series of hearings on the April 15 bomb attack in Boston, which killed three and later led to the shooting death of another as the two suspects tried to elude capture.

The committee will meet Thursday in a hearing titled, "The Boston Bombings: A First Look." Invited to testify are Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis, former Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.), and Massachusetts Undersecretary for Homeland Security Director Kurt Schwartz.

In announcing the hearing, Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) said it is critical to learn as much as possible about the attack and the government's response.

"This will be the first in a series of hearings, as part of a broader investigation into the Boston Marathon bombings," McCaul said this week. "The investigation will look at how law enforcement addressed the area after the attack; how federal, state and local officials communicated with their counterparts at other agencies regarding the suspects before and following the event; and the challenges associated with securing our country since 9/11."

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