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625. Authorize D.C. Commissioner to enter into contracts for payment of costs
of reservoirs on Potomac River and tributaries.
Mr. FULBRIGHT, from the Committee on Foreign Relations,
submitted the following
[To accompany H.R. 11711]
The Committee on Foreign Relations, to which was referred the bill (H.R. 11711) to amend section 510 of the International Claims Settlement Act of 1949 to extend the time within which the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission is required to complete its affairs in connection with the settlement of claims against the Government of Cuba, having considered the same, reports favorably thereon without amendment and recommends that the bill do pass.
The purpose of H.R. 11711 is to extend until July 6, 1972, the time within which the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission shall complete its affairs in connection with the Cuban claims program (title V of the International Claims Settlement Act of 1949, as amended).
The Cuban claims program was approved by the Congress in 1964. It authorizes the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission to receive and determine the amount and validity of claims of U.S. nationals against the Government of Cuba which have arisen since January 1, 1959, when Castro came into power. The claims involved are those dealing with the nationalization or expropriation of American-owned property, as well as claims for disability or death of American citizens arising out of violations of international law by the Government of Cuba."
Title V specifically provides that the authority for the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission to receive and process claims against