"The Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States (FCSC) is a quasi-judicial, independent agency within the Department of Justice which adjudicates claims of U.S. nationals against foreign governments, under specific jurisdiction conferred by Congress, pursuant to international claims settlement agreements, or at the request of the Secretary of State." - Foreign Claims Settlement Commission
On November 15, 2010, President Obama nominated Timothy J. Feighery to be the Chairman of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission for a term expiring September 30, 2012. On December 22, 2010, the nomination was returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate. Foreign Claims Settlement Commission Chairman Timothy J. Feighery was confirmed on March 10, 2011, for a term expiring September 30, 2012. A hearing to consider the nomination was held on February 2, 2011. An archived webcast is available. The nomination was reported by the Committee on March 3, 2011.
A transcript of the hearing, including the Committee Questionnaire and responses submitted for the record, is available through the Government Printing Office.
Anuj Chang Desai was confirmed on March 29, 2012, to be a Member of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission for a term expiring September 30, 2011, and for a reappointment to a term expiring September 30, 2014. The nomination was reported by the Committee on February 2, 2012.
On January 22, 2013, Sylvia Becker was nominated to be a Member of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission for a term expiring September 30, 2013, and a term expiring September 30, 2016 (reappointment). The nomination was confirmed by the Senate on June 27, 2013.
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