H. Rept. 116-182 1 (2019-07-24)

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                    116TH CONGRESS                                        REPORT
                       1st Session    HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES            116-182







                               FAMILY FARMER RELIEF ACT OF 2019



                     JULY 24, 2019.-Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of
                                       the Union and ordered to be printed



                            Mr. NADLER, from the Committee on the Judiciary,
                                         submitted the following


                                             REPORT

                                           [To accompany H.R. 2336]

                      The Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill
                    (H.R. 2336) to amend title 11, United States Code, with respect to
                    the definition of family farmer, having considered the same, re-
                    port favorably thereon without amendment and recommend that
                    the bill do pass.

                                                CONTENTS
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                    P urpose  an d  Sum m ary  ...........................................................................................  1
                    Background and  Need  for  the  Legislation  ............................................................  2
                    H e a rin g s  ...................................................................................................................  3
                    C om m ittee  C onsideration  .......................................................................................  3
                    C om m ittee  V otes  ......................................................................................................  3
                    Com m ittee  Oversight  Findings  ...............................................................................  3
                    New Budget Authority and Tax Expenditures and Congressional Budget Of-
                      fice  C ost  E stim ate  ...............................................................................................  3
                    Duplication  of  Federal Program s  ...........................................................................  4
                    Perform ance  Goals  and  Objectives  ........................................................................  4
                    A dvisory  on  E arm ark s  ............................................................................................ .  4
                    Section-by-Section  A nalysis   ....................................................................................  4
                    Changes in Existing Law Made by the Bill, as Reported .....................................  4

                                         Purpose and Summary

                      H.R. 2336, the Family Farmer Relief Act of 2019, would in-
                    crease the current debt limit used to determine whether a family
                    farmer is eligible for relief under chapter 12 of the Bankruptcy
                    Code from $4,411,400 to $10,000,000. This bipartisan measure was
                    introduced by Representative Antonio Delgado (D-NY) and cur-
                    rently has 27 cosponsors. H.R. 2336 is supported by the American


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