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Pigford Claims Remedy Act of 2007

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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.

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02/07/2007Introduced in Senate

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02/07/2007Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: Senate
02/07/2007Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S1713-1714)
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Cosponsors (5)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
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 Judiciary02/07/2007 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.