Relief for the Nation

Recognizing a Need

Recognizing a Need

One of the first pieces of social welfare legislation signed into law, the Sheppard–Towner Act set the stage for policies enacted during the administrations of President Franklin Roosevelt.

Focus on the Workforce

Focus on the Workforce

As the Great Depression wore on through the 1930s, a wave of Members supporting New Deal legislation came in to the House.

Congresswomen and the New Deal

Congresswomen and the New Deal

As the Great Depression wore on through the 1930s, a wave of Members supporting New Deal legislation came into the House.

Labor Laws for a Modern World

Labor Laws for a Modern World

The Fair Labor Standards Act passed in June 1938, the last of the major New Deal policies enacted by Congress.

 

 

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