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H.R. 1217 (99th): Farm Credit Private Control Restoration Act of 1985

A bill to amend the Farm Credit Act of 1971 to achieve greater efficiency and fiscal responsibility by providing that the boards of directors of Federal land banks, of Federal intermediate credit banks, and of district banks for cooperatives shall be elected separately; to increase the independence of such banks in exercising their respective powers; and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status


Feb 21, 1985
99th Congress, 1985–1986

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 21, 1985, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Sam Hall Jr.

Representative for Texas's 1st congressional district



Feb 21, 1985

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H.R. 1217 (99th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 99th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1985 to Oct 18, 1986. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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