109 STAT. 100 PUBLIC LAW 104-8 —APR. 17, 1995 TITLE I—ESTABLISHMENT AND ORGANIZATION OF AUTHORITY SEC. 101. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE AUTHORITY. (a) ESTABLISHMENT. — Pursuant to Article I, section 8, clause 17 of the Constitution of the United States, there is hereby established the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority, consisting of members appointed by the President in accordance with subsection (b). Subject to the conditions described in section 108 and except as otherwise provided in this Act, the Authority is established as an entity within the government of the District of Columbia, and is not established as a department, agency, establishment, or instrumentality of the United States Government. (b) MEMBERSHIP.— (1) IN GENERAL.— The Authority shall consist of 5 members appointed by the President who meet the qualifications described in subsection (c), except that the Authority may take any action under this Act (or any amendments made by this Act) at any time after the President has appointed 3 of its members. (2) CONSULTATION WITH CONGRESS. — The President shall appoint the members of the Authority after consulting with the Chair of the Committee on Appropriations and the Chair of the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight of the House of Representatives, the Chair of the Committee on Appropriations and the Chair of the Committee on Governmental Affairs of the Senate, and the Delegate to the House of Representatives from the District of Columbia. (3) CHAIR. —The President shall designate one of the members of the Authority as the Chair of the Authority. (4) SENSE OF CONGRESS REGARDING DEADLINE FOR APPOINT- MENT.— It is the sense of Congress that the President should appoint the members of the Authority as soon as practicable after the date of the enactment of this Act, but in no event later than 25 days after the date of the enactment of this Act. (5) TERM OF SERVICE. — (A) IN GENERAL. — Except as provided in subparagraph (B), each member of the Authority shall be appointed for a term of 3 years. (B) APPOINTMENT FOR TERM FOLLOWING INITIAL TERM.—As designated by the President at the time of appointment for the term immediately following the initial term, of the members appointed for the term immediately following the initial term— (i) 1 member shall be appointed for a term of 1 year; (ii) 2 members shall be appointed for a term of 2 years; and (iii) 2 members shall be appointed for a term of 3 years. (C) REMOVAL. — The President may remove any member of the Authority only for cause.