Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Hearing on Private Military Contractors
Watch an extended excerpt of the opening statement of the family members, delivered on behalf of all of them by Kathryn Helvenston-Wettengel, mother of Stephen Helvenston:
"Having lost those close to our hearts, and then having experienced the callous indifference of Blackwater, we sincerely hope that Congress will take action by creating accountability for private contractors and not continue to allow them to make millions of dollars at the cost of American lives."
Watch Donna Zovko, mother of Jerry Zovko, testify that Blackwater told her to "sue" if she wanted to find out information about her son:
Watch Chairman Waxman discuss an email sent by a Blackwater employee in the days before the horrific attack:
Watch Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) and Chairman Henry Waxman demand the Fallujah incident reports from a Blackwater representative: