Congress Makes a Law: The Story behind the Employment Act of 1946

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Contents
I. THE POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC BACKGROUND3
II. ECONOMIC IDEAS AND POLITICAL BROKERS13
III. A BILL IS BORN37
IV. THE STAFF IN ROOM 15A61
V. THE LIB-LAB LOBBY79
VI. THE SENATE APPROVES99
VII. CONSERVATIVE PRESSURES129
VIII. THE HOUSE DISAPPROVES150
IX. PUBLIC OPINION179
X. PERSONALITIES: INTERPRETATIONS AND INFERENCES188
XI. CONFERENCE AND COMPROMISE220
XII. CONCLUSION AND HYPOTHESES235
APPENDIX A: THE FULL EMPLOYMENT BILL AS ORIGINALLY INTRODUCED243
APPENDIX B: THE 116 CO-SPONSORS OF H.R. 2202 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES249
APPENDIX C: THE 84 NAY VOTES CAST AGAINST THE CONFERENCE BILL (S.380) IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES253
APPENDIX D: INTERVIEWS257
BIBLIOGRPHY259
INDEX269

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