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H.R.870 Humphrey-Hawkins 21st Century Full Employment and Training Act, 112th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Mar 21, 2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Education and the Workforce - Higher Education and Workforce Training

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Ways and Means

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  • 76% of users support H.R.870

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • This bill is designed to ensure full employment (i.e. 4% unemployment) after 10 years. It sets a series of unemployment targets that, if not met, would trigger the disbursement of funds from a "National Full Employment Trust Fund," which would be made up of revenue from a new financial transactions tax on financial corporations. The funds would be used for a direct jobs program that would immediately place unemployed people in public, non-profit and small business jobs in areas hardest hit by unemployment.

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    • Progressive Democrats of America

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    • Unemployed Workers Action Group

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    • Unemployed People United

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    • NY Physicians for Social Responsibility

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    • Campaign to Abolish Poverty

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    • Institute for Economic Analysis

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    • Council for a Livable World

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    • Harlem Fight Back

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    • Black Concerns Committee, New York Yearly Meeting, Religious Society of Friends

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    • Campaign to Abolish Poverty / Full Employment Coalition

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    • Center for Full Employment and Price Stability, University of Missouri-Kansas City

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    • American Public Health Association

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    • Economic Policy Institute

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On March 05, 2011, by HopefromCA - My question is how is this bill going to be paid for?

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      As noted by HopefromCA, a user on OpenCongress.org, on March 05, 2011, "My question is how is this bill going to be paid for?"
    • On May 11, 2011, by SignOfTheDollar - Bills like this demonstrate just how profoundly ignorant Members of Congress and the public are regarding the science of economics. Government cannot do anything to guarantee Full Employment but they can sure do a lot to create unemployment. Any time government extorts money from taxpayers to create Government jobs, the result is less money in the bank accounts of businesses to create private sector jobs. Furthermore, most of these Government jobs are temporary and provides virtually nothing of use for society. How is all that Stimulus money working out?

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      As noted by SignOfTheDollar, a user on OpenCongress.org, on May 11, 2011, "Bills like this demonstrate just how profoundly ignorant Members of Congress and the public are regarding the science of economics. Government cannot do anything to guarantee Full Employment but they can sure do a lot to create unemployment. Any time government extorts money from taxpayers to create Government jobs, the result is less money in the bank accounts of businesses to create private sector jobs. Furthermore, most of these Government jobs are temporary and provides virtually nothing of use for society. How is all that Stimulus money working out?"
    • On March 04, 2011, by unemployedinOH - We need to get this bill passed along with H.R. 589!

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      As noted by unemployedinOH, a user on OpenCongress.org, on March 04, 2011, "We need to get this bill passed along with H.R. 589!"

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Rep. Jesse Jackson Introduces Legislation to Raise National Minimum - July 17, 2012 by Chuck Bell - As part of our work, we strongly support the Humphrey Hawkins 21st Century Full Employment and Training Act (HR 870), which aims to create millions of jobs for unemployed workers and move the US towards a full ...

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      As noted by Chuck Bell on July 17, 2012, "As part of our work, we strongly support the Humphrey Hawkins 21st Century Full Employment and Training Act (HR 870), which aims to create millions of jobs for unemployed workers and move the US towards a full ..." (/url?q=http://www.putamericatowork.net/2012/07/rep-jesse-jackson-introduces.html&sa=U&ei=mo0IULGZN-eY2wXApe3oBw&ved=0CCEQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNEEQlCDnyLb9KShSi7S3BSj2bm-dQ)
    • Rep. Jesse Jackson Introduces Legislation to Raise National Minimum - July 17, 2012 by Chuck Bell - As part of our work, we strongly support the Humphrey Hawkins 21st Century Full Employment and Training Act (HR 870), which aims to create millions of jobs for unemployed workers and move the US towards a full ...

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      As noted by Chuck Bell on July 17, 2012, "As part of our work, we strongly support the Humphrey Hawkins 21st Century Full Employment and Training Act (HR 870), which aims to create millions of jobs for unemployed workers and move the US towards a full ..." (/url?q=http://www.putamericatowork.net/2012/07/rep-jesse-jackson-introduces.html&sa=U&ei=Ah4HUM_lC8T42QXrl9ziDw&ved=0CCcQmAEwAg&usg=AFQjCNH7-JW6e6oO10LjzsE0Pe2UvViGbA)
    • Rep. Jesse Jackson Introduces Legislation to Raise National Minimum - July 16, 2012 by Chuck Bell - As part of our work, we strongly support the Humphrey Hawkins 21st Century Full Employment and Training Act (HR 870), which aims to create millions of jobs for unemployed workers and move the US towards a full ...

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      As noted by Chuck Bell on July 16, 2012, "As part of our work, we strongly support the Humphrey Hawkins 21st Century Full Employment and Training Act (HR 870), which aims to create millions of jobs for unemployed workers and move the US towards a full ..." (/url?q=http://www.putamericatowork.net/2012/07/rep-jesse-jackson-introduces.html&sa=U&ei=9kkXUL76Bsa7rQHPz4D4Dg&ved=0CDwQmAEwBw&usg=AFQjCNG6p1dQYfzrhtyMPUOijlhsSwKeGQ)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Congressional candidate Norman Solomon devoted life to voicing progressive values - May 06, 2012 by Marin Independent Journal - Contact Richard Halstead via e-mail at rhalstead@marinij.com Here, in his words, is how Norman Solomon would address the following seven policy issues: • High unemployment: I strongly support H.R. 870 — the "Humphrey-Hawkins 21st Century ...

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      As noted by Marin Independent Journal on May 06, 2012, "Contact Richard Halstead via e-mail at rhalstead@marinij.com Here, in his words, is how Norman Solomon would address the following seven policy issues: • High unemployment: I strongly support H.R. 870 — the "Humphrey-Hawkins 21st Century ..." (http://www.marinij.com/westmarin/ci_20552252/congressional-candidate-norman-solomon-devoted-life-voicing-progressive)
    • What a Real Peace Candidate Looks Like - April 26, 2012 by Scoop - The government should invest directly in the nation's infrastructure, and in social services that help stabilize our communities. . . ." ". . . I strongly support H.R. 870 – the 'Humphrey-Hawkins 21st Century Full Employment and Training Act ...

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      As noted by Scoop on April 26, 2012, "The government should invest directly in the nation's infrastructure, and in social services that help stabilize our communities. . . ." ". . . I strongly support H.R. 870 – the 'Humphrey-Hawkins 21st Century Full Employment and Training Act ..." (http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO1204/S00520/what-a-real-peace-candidate-looks-like.htm)
    • Juan Thomas - March 12, 2012 by NBC Chicago - He will also support the passing of legislation like H.R. 870, the Full Employment & Training Act. Additionally, he believes that schools need resources to enact smaller class sizes, support special education needs, and give access to advanced technology t

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      As noted by NBC Chicago on March 12, 2012, "He will also support the passing of legislation like H.R. 870, the Full Employment & Training Act. Additionally, he believes that schools need resources to enact smaller class sizes, support special education needs, and give access to advanced technology t" (http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Juan-Thomas--142078533.html)
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