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.

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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

What is a bill?

The “H.R.” in “H.R. 50” means this is a House of Representatives 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.


Jan 4, 1977
Passed House
Mar 16, 1978
Passed Senate with Changes
Oct 13, 1978
Enacted — Signed by the President
Oct 27, 1978


1 cosponsors (1D) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

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

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