Child Support Provisions in the Deficit Reduction Act


Publication Date: June 2006

Publisher: Center for Law and Social Policy

Author(s): Vicki Turetsky

Research Area: Social conditions

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.