Texas City Claims Act: Hearings Before Subcommittee No. 2 ... Eighty-fourth Congress, First Session on H.R. 4045 to Provide for Settlement of Claims for Damages Resulting from the Disaster which Occurred at Texas City, Texas, on April 16 and 17, 1947. May 11 and June 8, 1955
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1956 - 267 pages
Committee Serial No. 23. Considers legislation to establish a commission to settle claims based on Federal negligence in the Texas City, Tex., fertilizer explosion disaster of Apr. 16 and 17, 1947.
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Page 13 - Government, exercising due care, in the execution of a statute or regulation, whether or not such statute or regulation be valid, or based upon the exercise or performance or the failure to exercise or perform a discretionary function or duty on the part of a Federal agency or an employee ofthe Government, whether or not the discretion involved be abused.
Page 143 - For the purpose of any such investigation, the Committee on Internal Security, or any subcommittee thereof, is authorized to sit and act at such times and places within the United States, whether the House is in session, has recessed, or has adjourned, to hold such hearings, and to require, by sutopena or otherwise, the attendance...
Page 12 - (c) The members of the Commission from private life shall each receive $50 per diem when engaged in the actual performance of duties vested In the Commission, plus reimbursement for travel, subsistence, and other necessary expenses incurred by them in the performance of such duties.
Page 143 - ... papers, and documents, as it deems necessary. Subpenas may be issued under the signature of the chairman of the committee or any member of the committee designated by him, and may be served by any person designated by such chairman or member.
Page 265 - ... submit the following statement in explanation of the effect of the action agreed upon by the conferees and recommended in the accompanying conference report: The House amendment struck out all of the Senate bill after the enacting clause.
Page 218 - An analysis of section 2680 (a), the exception with which we are concerned, emphasizes the congressional purpose to except the acts here charged as negligence from the authorization to sue (p. 32). "Even assuming their correctness arguendo (the district court's findings of the Government's negligence) though, it is our judgment that they do not establish a case within the act. This is for the reason that as a matter...
Page 234 - ... is entitled to be subrogated to the rights of the Insured against the person legally responsible for the loss.
Page 13 - ... an individual by the Commission as an attorney or expert in any business or professional field, on a part-time or full-time basis, with or without compensation, shall not be considered as service or employment bringing such individual within the provisions of section 281, "283, 284, 434, or 1914 of title 18 of the United States Code, or section 190 of the Revised Statutes (5 USC 99).