Press Release


Homeland Security Committee to Hold First in Series of Hearings on the Boston Marathon Bombings Tomorrow

Media Contacts: Mike Rosen, Charlotte Sellmyer (202) 226-8417

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. House Homeland Security Committee will conduct the following hearing tomorrow.

THURSDAY, May 9th at 9:00 a.m.

Full Committee

The Boston Bombings: A First Look

311 Cannon House Office Building

Witness List

  • The Honorable Joseph I. Lieberman, Former U.S. Senator
  • Mr. Edward F. Davis, III, Commissioner, Boston Police Department
  • The Honorable Kurt N. Schwartz, Undersecretary, Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Professor Erroll G. Southers, Professor and Associate Director of Research Transition, DHS National Center for Risk & Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE), Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California

Chairman McCaul (R-Texas) on the hearing: “Tomorrow's hearing will allow us to look closely at the heroic actions taken by first responders and law enforcement in the minutes and days after the Boston Marathon bombings. We will also examine the interaction of state and local authorities with federal law enforcement prior to and after the attack, and what, if anything, they were told about intelligence regarding the suspects.

“This is the first in a series of hearings on the bombings, and ultimately we hope to find out whether intelligence was shared, and what we need to improve to prevent another terrorist attack on our homeland. The families who lost loved ones and the more than 260 individuals wounded in this attack deserve answers about how this happened and what can be done to stop it from happening again.”

*Opening statements, witness testimony, and the live video feed will be available HERE.