Washington - U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), who has helped lead Congressional efforts to ensure a fair resolution for Hispanic, African American, women and American Indian farmers who have been subject to discrimination in obtaining USDA assistance, today released the following statement commending Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's strong statement in favor of a just resolution:

"Senator Reid understands that 'Justice For All' should be more than rhetoric. The discrimination in all these cases is unquestioned, virtually identical to one another, and a fair resolution for all of the farmers who suffered as a result is long overdue. Senator Reid is an important ally in this cause, and I look forward to continue working with him. Sooner rather than later, all of the pending cases must be resolved together, because justice deferred is justice denied."