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


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


Augustus “Gus” Hawkins

Representative for California's 29th congressional district



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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 (CRS)

(Measure passed Senate, amended, roll call #495 (70-19)) Full Employment and Balanced Growth Act - Sets forth the general findings of Congress with respect to unemployment and related economic problems.Allows ... Read more >


Jan 4, 1977

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 16, 1978
Passed House

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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.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 50”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


1 cosponsors (1D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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Mar 16, 1978 midnight
unknown 257/152
Oct 13, 1978 midnight
unknown 70/19

Related Bills

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S. 50 (identical)

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Sep 6, 1978

H.R. 10684 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 1, 1978

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