Full Employment

Archive Report

Goverments and Postwar Employment Policy

Coming Conflict on “Full Employement Act of 1945”

Hearings on the “Full Employment Act of 1945,”1 held July 30 and 31 for sponsors of the measure, are to be resumed before the Senate Banking and Currency Committee soon after Congress returns from its summer recess. The heads of numerous federal departments and agencies have endorsed the objectives of the proposed legislation. Approximately 100 members of the House of Representatives have been organized into a steering committee, under the chairmanship of Rep. Outland (D., Cal.), to mobilize public sentiment in support of the measure. Strong opposition to the bill is anticipated from financial and business interests and from orthodox economists. The autumn hearings will provide a forum for airing a conflict of ...

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