Congressional committee calls hearing on Boston bombings

WASHINGTON Wed May 1, 2013 11:19am EDT

A Boston Marathon bombing survivor (L) visits the site of the first bomb explosion on Boylston Street in Boston, Massachusetts April 24, 2013. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

A Boston Marathon bombing survivor (L) visits the site of the first bomb explosion on Boylston Street in Boston, Massachusetts April 24, 2013.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee will hold a hearing on May 9 to examine the deadly Boston marathon bombings and their impact on national security.

Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis, Massachusetts Undersecretary for Homeland Security Director Kurt Schwartz and U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman have been asked to testify.

The committee will hold a series of hearings examining the events leading up to last month's attack, which killed three people and injured 264, as well as the reaction by law enforcement.

"Ultimately the investigation will assess how our efforts have evolved to meet the dynamic terrorist threat of foreign-inspired attacks on our soil, and what changes may be necessary to protect the homeland," Committee Chairman Michael McCaul said in a statement.

(Reporting by Deborah Charles; Editing by Doina Chiacu)

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TerryinNevada wrote:
The committee would do America a great service if it examined how we are terrorizing innocent people abroad in the name of our so called “War on Terror”. I’m certain recruitment of willing terrorists is brisk given the number of attacks committed by the US government. The Boston attack is diminutive compared to our crimes abroad. Stop the Drone program and get out of other country’s affairs. Wake up Democrats. Please! You’re acting like the GOP.

May 01, 2013 12:18pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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