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Fri, 10.27.1978

The Full Employment Bill is Signed

On this date in 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed the Hawkins-Humphrey Full Employment Bill.

Co-authored and sponsored by Black Congressman Augustus F. Hawkins, with Minnesota Senator Hubert H. Humphrey, this act was also called the “Full Employment and Balanced Growth Act.”

Reference:

Congress.gov

Federal Reserve History.org

Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History
Volume 1, ISBN #0-02-897345-3
Jack Salzman, David Lionel Smith, Cornel West

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