Department of Public Works--amending Social Security Act: Hearings Before the Special Committee to Investigate Unemployment and Relief, United States Senate, Seventy-sixth Congress, First Session, on S. 1265, a Bill to Establish a Department of Public Works, to Amend Certain Sections of the Social Security Act, and for Other Purposes. February 24 to March 10, 1939, Volume 4, Page 96

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Considers legislation establishing an executive Department of Public Works and revising the unemployment, old age and blind benefits, and state contribution sections of the Social Security Act.

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