Ensuring Justice for Victims of the Gulf Coast Oil Disaster, Hearing Before the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, Second Session, July 21, 2010   [open pdf - 223KB]

From the testimony of Kenneth R. Feinberg: "I am in charge of an independent Gulf Coast Claims Facility. Under the arrangement entered into between the Administration and BP, I am designing and administering an independent facility. I am beholden to neither the Administration nor BP. I am really beholden to the people who live in the Gulf and who are in desperate straits and seek financial assistance from this facility. The facility will be up and running next month, in August. It will transition from BP--I give BP some credit. They have paid out already over $200 million in claims. We can do better, the facility, quicker, more efficiently. But unlike 9/11 or some of these other tragedies, there is an infrastructure in place which I will modify." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: John Conyers, Lamar Smith, Jerrold Nadler, Bob Goodlatte, William D. Delahunt, Howard C. Coble, Robert C. Scott, Steve Cohen, and Tim Rooney.

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