U.S. House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) released the following statement regarding the bombings at the Boston Marathon.
"My thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the explosions at the Boston Marathon today, their families, and with the heroic first responders and good samaritans on the scene. In my judgment this has all the hallmarks of an act of terrorism, but we do not know for sure who did it. I am in touch with local authorities in Boston as well as federal authorities who have launched an investigation into this malicious attack and I am certain that whoever is responsible will be held accountable. I would urge the American people to remain calm but vigilant. Today's events are a stark reminder that our enemies continue to plot against us."