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89th Congress, 2d Session History of labor legislation reported by full commitlee

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Sponsor and subcommittee


Federal Coal Mine Safety Act amend- Dent, General Labor.

ments (H.R. 3584).
Federal Employees Compensation Act Hathaway, Select
amendments (H.R. 10721).

Metallic and nonmetallic mineral indus- O'Hara of Michigan,
dustries (H.R. 8989).

Select Labor.
Fair Labor Standards Act amendments Dent, General Labor.

(H.R. 13712).
Manpower Development and Training Holland, Select
Act amendments (H.R. 16715).

Economic Opportunity Act amendments Gibbons, Ad Hoc on
(H.R. 15111).

the War on Pov

erty Program.
Equal employment opportunity (H.R. Hawkins, General

Welfare and Pension Plans Disclosure Act Olsen of Montana,
amendments (H.R. 11778).

General Labor.

I Conference report.

* Also listed in the history of education legislation,

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Labor bills enacted into law, 2d sess., 89th Cong.

Bill No. and sponsor


Public Law No.

H.R. 3584 (Dent)---- To amend the Federal Coal Mine 89–376 (Mar.

Safety Act so as to provide further 26, 1966).
for the prevention of accidents in

coal mines. H.R. 10721 (Hath- To amend the Federal Employees' 89-488 (July 4, away).

Compensation Act to improve its 1966).

benefits, and for other purposes. H.R. 8989 (O'Hara of To promote health and safety in 89–577 (Sept. Michigan).

metal and nonmetallic mineral in- 16, 1966).

dustries, and for other purposes. H.R. 13712 (Dent)---- To amend the Fair Labor Standards 89-601 (Sept.

Act of 1938 to extend its protection 23, 1966).
to additional employees, to raise
the minimum wage, and for other

purposes. H.R. 16715 (Holland)- To amend the Manpower Develop- 89-792 (Nov. 7,

ment and Training Act of 1962. 1966). H.R. 15111 (Gib- To provide for continued progress in 89–794 (Nov 8, bons). the Nation's war on poverty.


1 Handled by Ad Hoc Subcommittee on the War on Poverty Program also listed under “Education."

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H.R. 10065 (Hawkins). To more effectively prohibit discrimination in employ

ment because of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, and for other purposes.

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H.R. 11778 (Olsen of


To amend the Welfare and Pension Plans Disclosure

Act to eliminate or modify certain requirements thereof with respect to the making of affidavits and the filing of copies of certain information.

General Subcommittee on Labor

The General Subcommittee on Labor considered three legislative proposals during the 2d session of the 89th Congress. Eleven days of hearings were devoted to the study of these proposals. Another bill which previously was considered during the 1st session of the 89th Congress, was passed by the House. Of the bills considered in this session, one was signed into law by the President; one is waiting for action by the House; one has not yet completed hearings. Welfare and Pension Plans Disclosure Act

H.R. 11778 was introduced by Representative Olsen on October 22, 1965, after extensive hearings were held in 1964 by the Subcommittee on Census and Statistics, Committee on Post Office and Civil Service. The bill was then referred to this subcommittee. A public hearing was held on this bill on August 22, 1966, by the subcommittee.

At the conclusion of the hearing, the subcommittee met in an executive session and unanimously ordered the bill reported favorably with amendments. The Committee on Education and Labor, meeting in executive session on August 25, 1966, approved this action and ordered the bill reported favorably with amendment. The bill has not yet received final consideration by the House.

The primary purpose of the bill is to eliminate the necessity for those submitting welfare and pension plans to have the plans acknowledged by a notary, and also to reduce the number of copies of the descriptions which is necessary for those proposing the plans to submit. It is estimated that these changes will save the Government as much as $100.000. The subcommittee added an amendment which eliminates the 60-day period of changes made in plan descriptions to the following annual report. Impact of foreign imports on American industry and employment

H.R. 16831 and H.R. 17248, were introduced by Representative Dent on August 4, 1966, and August 24, 1966, respectively. of these bills deal with legislation concerning the impact of foreign imports on domestic industry and employment. The subcommitte began a very extensive investigation into these bills with 10 days of hearings (August 29; September 19, 20, 21, 27, 28; October 3, 4, 5, and 12). The subcommittee plans to resume its hearings in February 1967.

H.R. 16831 provides that the Secretary of Labor must investigate when a complaint is filed by an employer or labor organization in respect to imports affecting a domestic industry. H.R. 17248 provides the President with a standby power to require quotas, etc., when domestic industries in low-wage areas are being injured by foreign imports. Fair Labor Standards Amendments of 1966

On March 16, 1966, Representative Dent introduced H.R. 13712, a bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, to increase the minimum wage and extend coverage and overtime protection to additional workers. This bill was modified from earlier bills introduced in the first session. Extensive hearings were held on these bills, and they were the basis of the provisions of H.R. 13713.

On March 7, 1966, the subcommittee ordered the bill reported faovrably to the full committee. On March 21, 1966, the bill was ordered reported favorably by the full committee, and was reported to the House (H. Rept. 1366) on March 29, 1966.

The bill was considered by the House on May 24, 25, and 26, and was passed by a vote of 303 to 93 on May 26, 1966. On September 23, 1966, the bill was enacted into law (Public Law 89-601).

The 1966 amendments will increase the minimum wage for already covered employees to $1.40 an hour beginning in February of 1967, and $1.60 in February of 1968. The bill also allows for an additional 8 million newly covered employees who will begin at $1 an hour on February 1, 1967, with $0.15 an hour increments each year up to 1971 when they will reach the $1.60 minimum wage. Coverage was extended for the first time to agricultural employees and workers in hotels, motels, and restaurants.

25. National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities Act-Amendment (Commission on the Capitol) (H.R. 16100; Special Subcommittee on Labor): 2

1966 July 26, 27, and Aug. 4. (143 pages.) 26. National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities Act (H.R. 6050 and identical bills; Special Subcommittee on Labor): 2 1965 March 22, 23, and 24.

27. National School Lunch Act amendments (H.R. 8481; General Subcommittee on Education):

1966-August 30.

28. National Teachers Corps (H.R. 9627; General Subcommittee on


1965-July 7, 13, 14, 15, and August 17. (146 pages.) 29. National Technical Institute for the Deaf (H.R. 7031 and identical bills; Special Subcommittee on Labor): 2

1965-April 27. (56 pages.)

30. National Vocational Student Loan Insurance Act (H.R. 6468; Select Subcommittee on Education):

1965-April 5, 6, and 7. (187 pages.)

31. Salary Incentives for Elementary and Secondary School Teachers (H.R. 10590; General Subcommittee on Education): 1965 September 8 and 9. (84 pages.)

32. Special Summer School Lunch Program (H.R. 9339; Select Subcommittee on Education):

1966-March 9-Washington, D.C. March 18-New York, N. Y. (65 pages.)

33. Study of the U.S. Office of Education (No legislation; Special Subcommittee on Education):

1966 August 2, 3, 4, 5, and 10. (354 pages.) 34. Vocational Education Amendments, 1966 (H.R. 15444 and H.R.

15445; General Subcommittee on Education):

1966-June 9, 14, 15, 16; July 12, 13, 14; August 2, 3, 11, 16,

17, and 18.

35. Vocational Rehabilitation Act amendment (H.R. 6476 and

similar bills; Special Subcommittee on Education):

1965-April 13 and 14. (168 pages.)

36. Vocational Rehabilitation Act amendment for the District of Columbia (H.R. 14323; Special Subcommittee on Education): 1966-June 7.

B. Education Public Laws During the 89th Congress

1. Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965:

April 11, 1965, Public Law 89-10.

2. National Technical Institute for the Deaf Act:1

June 8, 1965, Public Law 89-36.

3. Extension of Juvenile Delinquency and Youth Offenses Control


July 8, 1965, Public Law 89-69.

4. Older Americans Act:

July 14, 1965, Public Law 89-73.

1 Also listed under Labor Public Laws.

2 Hearings listed under both Education and Labor Activities.

of outstanding individuals recognized by their peers for their expertise in the fields of architecture, landscaping, and in the preservation of historic buildings. The duty of the Commission would be to advise the Congress, and those employees of the Congress charged with providing and maintaining the quarters, on construction projects involving the U.S. Capitol and adjacent areas. The subcommittee did not conduct any executive sessions on this legislation.

Additionally, the subcommittee discharged its legislative oversight responsibility by observing the operations of the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities.

Select Subcommittee on Labor

During the second session, the Select Subcommittee on Labor considered three subjects. It held 14 days of hearings and reported two bills which became law. In addition, a subcommittee measure considered and passed by the House during the first session, the Federal Metal and Nonmetallic Mine Safety Act (H.R. 8989), passed the Senate on June 23. The House and Senate agreed to the conference report on this bill on August 31, and it became Public Law 89–577 on September 16. Federal Employees' Compensation Act

Consideration of H.R. 10721 was resumed during the second session. The bill, broadened in executive session to include some of the other FECA proposals referred to subcommittee, was reported to the full committee on February 2. On March 2 the committee reported the measure, amended, to the House (H. Rept. 1304). The bill provides for increased benefits in line with the percentage rise in the Consumer Price Index, flexible dollar ceilings on compensation payments, continued benefits to and on account of dependent children still receiving an education, rehiring procedures for disabled employees who wish to return to work, and a hearing procedure.

On March 7, H.R. 10721 passed the House, by voice vote, under suspension of the rules. The House concurred in the Senate amendments to the bill on June 21, and on July 4 the bill became Public Law 89-488. Manpower Services Act and Employment Service Act

On February 24 Mr. Holland introduced H.R. 13037, a bill to amend the Wagner-Peyser Act, and entitled the "Manpower Services Act." Ten days of joint hearings were held on this bill and its companion S. 2974 by the select subcommittee and the Subcommittee on Employment, Manpower, and Poverty of the Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Also considered during these hearings were the Employment Service Act bills, H.R. 13362 and S. 3032, introduced by Mr. Holland and Senator Clark on behalf of the administration.

H.R. 13037 (and S. 2974) provided for expansion, modernization, and improvement of the operations of the Federal-State employment service in order to meet the Nation's present manpower needs. The Senate passed S. 2974 with amendments on June 29, and on June 30 it was referred to the select subcommittee. No further action was taken.

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