National Recovery Act

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NIRA

      The National Industrial Recovery Act (NIRA) was a law passed by the United States Congress in 1933 to authorize the President to regulate industry in an attempt to raise prices after severe deflation and stimulate economic recovery.

It also established a national public works program known as the Public Works Administration (PWA, not to be confused with the WPA of 1935).

When was the legislation enacted

The legislation was enacted in June 1933 during the Great Depression in the United States as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal legislative program.