Press Release


McCaul to Hold Hearing on Boston Marathon Bombings One Year Later—TOMORROW

Media Contact: Charlotte Sellmyer (202) 226-8417

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tomorrow, the Homeland Security Committee will hold a hearing entitled, “The Boston Marathon Bombings, One Year On: A Look Back to Look Forward.” The hearing will provide an opportunity for Members to review the response efforts from law enforcement officers after the bombing. The hearing will also examine the findings of the Committee’s recently released report on the bombings and how law enforcement and the intelligence community can implement the report’s recommendations to further counterterrorism efforts.

WEDNESDAY, April 9 at 10 a.m.

Homeland Security Committee

The Boston Marathon Bombings, One Year On: A Look Back to Look Forward

311 Cannon House Office Building

Witnesses Include:

  • Mr. Edward F. Davis III, Former Commissioner, Boston Police Department and Fellow, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  • Mr. Edward P. Devau, Chief of Police, Watertown Police Department
  • Mr. Jeffrey J. Pugliese, Sergeant, Watertown Police Department
  • Professor Herman “Dutch” B. Leonard, Professor of Public Management, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) on the hearing: “As we approach the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, we should take time to look at what lessons have been learned since the tragedy and how we can improve our defenses against attacks in the future. It is the oversight role of Congress to examine these issues, and also to recognize the officials who were instrumental in capturing those responsible. Tomorrow, we will hear directly from the individuals on the ground after the blasts, and those who relentlessly pursued the alleged-bombers. We will also discuss how the recommendations in the Committee’s recent investigative report can be implemented in order to help prevent another attack.”

*LIVE video of the hearing will be available here.