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H.R. 50 (95th): Full Employment and Balanced Growth Act

About the bill

Source: Wikipedia

The Full Employment and Balanced Growth Act (known informally as the Humphrey–Hawkins Full Employment Act) is an act of legislation by the United States government.

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Sponsor and status

Augustus “Gus” Hawkins

Sponsor. Representative for California's 29th congressional district. Democrat.


Jan 4, 1977
95th Congress, 1977–1978


Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 27, 1978

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 27, 1978.


Pub.L. 95-523


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Last Updated: Oct 27, 1978


Jan 4, 1977

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Mar 16, 1978
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Oct 13, 1978
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Oct 27, 1978
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Oct 27, 1978
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress.

H.R. 50 (95th) 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 95th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 1977 to Oct 15, 1978. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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