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    The Record of the 83rd Congress on Unemployment Insurance, A Report by Senator John F. Kennedy, Democrat from Massachusetts, 1954
    President's Personal Pictures1954

    Motion picture of Senator John F. Kennedy delivering a report on the record of the 83rd Congress on unemployment insurance. Senator Kennedy reviews legislation and proposes new Congressional action to increase unemployment compensation benefits in order to prevent a further recession and to help the unemployed “get by until jobs are available again...

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    Chamber of Commerce, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 13 May 1958
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Senate Files13 May 1958

    This file contains copies of Senator John F. Kennedy’s remarks before the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. In his remarks Senator Kennedy discusses the economic recession, its effect on unemployment, and a need for revised unemployment compensation benefits.

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    “Those Who Have Too Little,” Green Bay, Wisconsin, 17 February 1960
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Senate Files17 February 1960

    This file contains copies of Senator John F. Kennedy’s speech titled, “Those Who Have Too Little,” given at a reception held at the Northland Hotel in Green Bay, Wisconsin. In his speech he discusses a need for revised legislation to increase unemployment compensation benefits and the minimum wage.

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    “Relief for Economically Distressed Areas,” La Crosse, Wisconsin, 9 March 1960
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Senate Files9 March 1960

    This file contains copies of Senator John F. Kennedy’s speech titled, “Relief for Economically Distressed Areas,” given in La Crosse, Wisconsin discussing a need for revised unemployment compensation benefits, and proposing legislation to provide loans and grants to economically distressed areas.

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    Labor: The Need for Action on Unemployment Compensation
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Presidential Campaign Files, 1960Undated

    This folder contains excerpts of a speech by Senator John F. Kennedy titled, “The Need for Action on Unemployment Compensation,” discussing legislation to increase coverage and the standard minimum payment for unemployment compensation benefits.

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