AFTER LAST year’s Marathon bombing, Representative Bill Keating shouldered a thankless but vital responsibility. A second-term congressman from the South Shore and Cape Cod, Keating began investigating why law enforcement hadn’t stopped alleged bombers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev before the attack.
Posing questions that could be interpreted as second-guessing law enforcement never earns much popular acclaim, but Keating’s actions were crucial to learning from the incident. By pressing for explanations over many months, sometimes over the opposition of the FBI and members of his own party — and by laying out plans to continue his inquiries — Keating showed why he deserves reelection on Nov. 4.Read more
William Keating may not be the most electrifying member of Congress, but when he sinks his teeth into an issue, he doesn't let go.
Just look at what he did following the Boston Marathon bombing. As a former prosecutor, he started asking questions no national security agency — from Homeland Security to the FBI — wanted to ask. How could this have happened and could it have been prevented?
When the FBI office in Boston stonewalled his request for information, he flew to Russia twice to gather information about the suspected bombers.
He learned that the Russians had, in fact, tried to warn the United States about Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the older of the two brothers suspected of carrying out the attack.Read more
Congressman Bill Keating was endorsed by the New Bedford Firefighters Local 841 and the New Bedford Police Union at a joint rally this afternoon at the city’s Black Whale Restaurant.
The New Bedford Firefighters Local 841 is endorsing Congressman Keating for the second time.Read more
Congressman William Keating meets with The Patriot Ledger editorial board WednesdayRead more
U.S. Rep. William Keating, D-Mass, has had no shortage of opportunities to hold out homeland security as a priority of his past term.
A member of the House Foreign Affairs and Homeland Security committees, Keating launched an investigation in the aftermath of last year's Boston Marathon bombings to sniff out any dysfunction that might have prevented the government from preventing the fatal finish-line attack. It was a "lonely job," he said, with so many loath to question the FBI or other security agencies. But he learned that the Russians had, in fact, tried to warn the United States about Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the older of the two brothers suspected of carrying out the attack.Read more
To the Editor:
I was proud to read that U.S. Rep. William Keating fulfilled his commitment to our military and their families by attending the 102nd Intelligence Wing's family day ceremony at Joint Base Cape Cod rather than take part in a political talk show.Read more
We, as a Nation, collectively paused this past Monday - as we do each year on Memorial Day - to reflect on the many sacrifices made by the service men and women, and their families, who have defended our country.
I believe one of our Nation's greatest duties and the truest way to honor our fallen heroes is to ensure their surviving family are taken care of. That is why I authored and introduced the Gold Star Families Equality Act last week. This legislation will allow Gold Star parents to access retail, exchange, and commissary benefits currently only afforded to surviving spouses.Read more
The US House on Friday approved legislation aimed at fixing the lack of information sharing that may have hindered investigations into Tamerlan Tsarnaev in the months before the Boston Marathon bombings.Read more
Gold Star parents would have access to retail and commissary privileges under a bill filed by Rep. William Keating, according to a news release Thursday from the congressman's office.Read more
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's decision to approve Zohydro, a potent and controversial painkiller, was "outrageous" and will have "long-lasting, devastating effects" across the nation, U.S. Rep. William Keating said Wednesday during a national conference on prescription drug abuse in Atlanta.Read more