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H.R. 6579 (97th): New Jobs Act

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A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to provide a credit against income tax for a certain amount of wages paid to a previously unemployed individual if such individual is hired between June 15, 1982, and October 15, 1982, and such individual represents a net increase in employment by the employer.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Jun 10, 1982
97th Congress, 1981–1982
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 10, 1982, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Albert Smith Jr.

Representative for Alabama's 6th congressional district




Jun 10, 1982

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H.R. 6579 (97th) 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 97th Congress, which met from Jan 5, 1981 to Dec 23, 1982. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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