The following is the text of a press release issued by the Federal Maritime Commission:
(WASHINGTON) — On Tuesday, September 6, 2011, President Obama sent to the Senate the nomination of Commissioner Michael A. Khouri for a new, five-year term as Federal Maritime Commissioner, expiring June 30, 2016.
Chairman Lidinsky said, “I welcome the President’s nomination of Commissioner Khouri for a new full term. He has made impressive contributions to the Commissionâ€™s work, including his able service as Fact Finding Officer for the Commissionâ€™s investigation into problems experienced by members of the public who ship their household goods or personal property overseas. The Commission is working to implement his thoughtful recommendations for preventing fraud and protecting the shipping public. I look forward to continuing to work closely with Commissioner Khouri on behalf of American exporters, importers, and consumers.”
The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) is the independent federal agency responsible for regulating the nation’s international ocean transportation for the benefit of exporters, importers, and the American consumer. The FMC’s mission is to foster a fair, efficient, and reliable international ocean transportation system while protecting the public from unfair and deceptive practices.