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What New Deal programs are still in effect today?

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The Social Security Act of 1935, which resulted in the creation of the Social Security Administration, is a New Deal program that is still active in the modern era. The Social Security Administration was created to provide eligible retired workers with a reliable pension. Funding for Social Security comes from the collection of payroll taxes. As of 2014, it continues to be a popular program.

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What New Deal programs are still in effect today?
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The Federal Housing Administration had the task of tackling the housing crisis during the Great Depression. The FHA continues insuring mortgage loans through participating bank lenders. Over the years, the agency has helped to finance housing for military veterans and citizens seeking to own a home. The FHA also facilitated construction of privately owned apartment units for low-income, elderly and disabled tenants.

The Tennessee Valley Authority was initially created as an economic stimulus designed to improve the Tennessee River watershed while providing jobs. Through the TVA, numerous dams were built that provided electricity to homes throughout the state of Tennessee. The TVA remains focused on energy, with an emphasis on leading the way on clean, low-cost energy solutions. As part of an atmosphere of economic reform, the National Labor Relations Act was passed to protect the rights of workers engaged in organizing and collective bargaining. Disputes are handled through the National Labor Relations Board.

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