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House Speaker orders investigation into oil spill claims system

by Dara Kam | January 13th, 2011

House Speaker Dean Cannon is asking his economic development committee to investigate reports of problems with the Gulf Coast Claims Facility payments to BP oil spill victims.

BP claims czar Ken Feinberg has paid out almost $1.2 billion to nearly 70,000 claimants.

But more than twice that many claims – about 157,000 – remain in the system.

“Recently, numerous breakdowns and inconsistencies within the claims process have been brought to my attention,” Cannon, R-Orlando, wrote to House Economic Affairs Committee Chairwoman Dorothy Hukill.

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3 Responses to “House Speaker orders investigation into oil spill claims system”

  1. Unreal Says:

    Recently? Probably because when the election cycle was on, all the pols were too busy trying to be elected to pay attention to the massive problems going on in the claims process. Seems they also ignored the $3.62 billion budget shortfall that was coming.
    That letter writing campaign really achieved great things.

  2. ginger Says:

    If you divide $1200000000 / 70000 people = $17142 per claim / 6 months = $2857 a month if business and people were paid equally. I believe the people and companies will not be rich. If i caused damage to others property, I would be responsible and have to compensate ALL their loss. What is the difference?

  3. Rob S Says:

    The federal government at it’s finest. And they want to run our health care too. Which bureaucrat will we have to get down on our knees to beg for coverage?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oeftb-uHSaY

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