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Child Support Provisions in the Deficit Reduction Act

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Publication Date: June 2006

Publisher(s): Center for Law and Social Policy

Author(s): Vicki Turetsky

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Social conditions (Public welfare and social services)

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


The fiscal year 2006 federal budget, signed into law on February 8, 2006, makes major funding and program changes to the child support program and creates a new federal grants program for fatherhood and marriage initiatives. This four-page brief offers a preliminary analysis of the child support and fatherhood provisions of the new budget law.