All Information (Except Text) for S.515 - Pigford Claims Remedy Act of 2007110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA] (Introduced 02/07/2007)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 02/07/2007 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Short Titles - Senate
Short Titles as Introduced
Pigford Claims Remedy Act of 2007
Official Titles - Senate
Official Titles as Introduced
A bill to provide a mechanism for the determination on the merits of the claims of claimants who met the class criteria in a civil action relating to racial discrimination by the Department of Agriculture but who were denied that determination.
Actions Overview (1)
|02/07/2007||Introduced in Senate|
02/07/2007 Introduced in Senate
All Actions (2)
|02/07/2007||Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.|
Action By: Senate
|02/07/2007||Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S1713-1714)|
Action By: Senate
02/07/2007 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
02/07/2007 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S1713-1714)
|Sen. Obama, Barack [D-IL]*||02/07/2007|
|Sen. Biden, Joseph R., Jr. [D-DE]*||02/07/2007|
|Sen. Kennedy, Edward M. [D-MA]*||02/07/2007|
|Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH]||10/18/2007|
|Sen. Clinton, Hillary Rodham [D-NY]||10/18/2007|
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|Senate Judiciary||02/07/2007||Referred to|
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Introduced in Senate (02/07/2007)
Pigford Claims Remedy Act of 2007 - Declares that any Pigford claimant (relating to a racial discrimination action against the Department of Agriculture) who has not obtained a determination on the merits of a Pigford claim before enactment of this Act may, in a civil action, obtain that determination.
Asserts that it is Congress' intent that this Act be liberally construed so as to effectuate its remedial purpose of giving a full determination on the merits for each denied Pigford claim.
Defines: (1) "Pigford claimant" as an individual who submitted, before enactment of this Act, a late-filing request under the consent decree in the case of Pigford v. Glickman (1999); and (2) "Pigford claim" as a discrimination complaint as defined and documented by such consent decree.