THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Wednesday, May 4, 1977
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House passes Carter
WASHINGTON (AP) - Con- ed thousands more jobs would
gress completed action yester- be created indirectly.
day on the first of President THE HOUSE passed the bill
Carter's economic stimulus by a vote of 335 to 77.
programs when the House Both the House and the Sen-
agreed to a.thorie a S4 billion ate already have passed legis-
public works jobs program. lation providing the actual funds
Sponsors said at least 300,000 to carry out the new economic
jobs would be created in pub- stimulation program but differ-
lic works projects such as con- ences in those two appropria-
struction of hospitals, jails, tions bills must be worked out
schools and roads, and predict- by a conference committee. The
House appointed its conferees
The Commerce oDepartment
already has agreed to quickly
adopt necessary regulations on
how the money will be used so
that funds can begin flow-
ing during the height of this
year's summer construction sea-
CONGRESS PASSED a sim-
liar $2 billion public works jobs
bill last year but that money
was exhausted. The additional
funds will be distributed along
the same lines as the earlier
funds, with the bulk of the mon-
ey going to areas with the worst
The allocation formula is
based 65 per.cent on the actual
number of persons without jobs
within each state and 35 per
cent on the state's rate of un-
employment above 6.5 per cent.
However, each state will get a
minimum of $30 million.
The bill had been held up for
nearly two months because of
a dispute between the House
and Senate over an unrelated
amendment to the water pollu-
tion control act.
Sen. Edmund Muskie (D-
Maine), wanted to include funds
to water pollution control activi-
ties but the House- went much
further by proposing substan-
tial revisions to the act which
some critics said would damage
the nation's wetlands.
A Senate-House conference
committee, acting under White
House pressure, dropped the
controversial amendments in or-
der to speed passage of the jobs
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