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

Introduced:

Jan 4, 1977
95th Congress, 1977–1978

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 27, 1978

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

Law:

Pub.L. 95-523

Sponsor:

Augustus “Gus” Hawkins

Representative for California's 29th congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Oct 27, 1978

About the bill

Full Title

An Act to translate into practical reality the right of all Americans who are able, willing, and seeking to work to full opportunity for useful paid employment at fair rates of compensation; to assert the responsibility of the Federal Government to use all practicable programs and policies to promote full employment, production, and real income, balanced growth, adequate productivity growth, proper attention to national priorities, and reasonable price stability; to require the President each year to set forther explicit short-term and medium-term economic goals; to achieve a better integration of general and structural economic policies; and to improve the coordination of economic policymaking within the Federal Government.

Summary

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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History

Jan 4, 1977
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 16, 1978
 
Passed House

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

Oct 13, 1978
 
Passed Senate with Changes

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/Enrolled Bill.

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