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Funding of State Department Settlements of Foreign Tort Claims

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Because 22 U S.C. § 2669(f) expressly authorizes the Secretary of State to pay settlements of foreign tort claims from funds appropriated for the activities included in the State Department Basic Authorities Act or from funds “otherwise available,” the payment of such settlements is “otherwise provided for” within the meaning of 31 U.S.C. § 1304(a), and therefore the Judgment Fund is not available for the payment of such settlements.

Updated July 9, 2014