Today, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Carper (D-Del.) issued the following statement on the explosions at the Boston Marathon this afternoon:
"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Boston, as well as their friends, families and the many visitors in town for the marathon, who have been deeply affected by this tragedy. I want to thank our first responders, who are selflessly working to care for those who are injured, and the law enforcement personnel at the federal, state and local level who are investigating this incident. I am carefully monitoring this situation and will continue to do so as we gather more information. In the end, we'll get to the bottom of this incident and use any and all information from this horrible tragedy to bolster our security and response efforts and continue to do all that we can to keep events like this from happening again."