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Responsible Fatherhood and Healthy Families Act

H.R. 2929, the Julia Carson Responsible Fatherhood and Healthy Families Act of 2009, introduced by Rep. Davis (D-IL) and S. 1309, Responsible Fatherhood and Healthy Families Act of 2009, introduced by Sen. Bayh (D-IN), seek to amend Title IV of the Social Security Act that pertains to TANF in order to promote responsible fatherhood and strengthen low-income families. Key aspects include the promotion of responsible fatherhood programs, the elimination of the separate TANF work participation rate for two-parent families, and various programs to promote employment and economic opportunity while reducing domestic violence.