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house Bill H.R. 4264

Equality for Women Farmers Act

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      house Committees
      Committee on Agriculture
      Conservation and Forestry
      Committee on the Judiciary
      Committee on Ways and Means
    IntroducedDecember 10th, 2009

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Equality for Women Farmers Act

Official Title

To provide for resolution of certain discrimination claims against the Department of Agriculture, and for other purposes.


Equality for Women Farmers Act - Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to attempt to notify potential claimants of a three-year opportunity to submit a claim for gender discrimination damages against the Department of Agriculture for failing to provide or review applications for farm loans, farm loan servicing, or disaster loans during the period January 1, 1981, through the date of enactment of this Act. Directs the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service to appoint a Special Master to adjudicate such claims. Prohibits the Department from initiating foreclosure on collateral or secured property of an eligible claimant during such three-year period. Sets forth audit and reporting provisions.

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