Rep. Davis to Host Capitol Hill Briefing on Julia Carson Responsible Fatherhood and Healthy Families Act of 2009

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June 8, 2009
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Rep. Davis to Host Capitol Hill Briefing on Julia Carson Responsible Fatherhood and Healthy Families Act of 2009


Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-IL07) will host a Capitol Hill briefing on theJulia Carson Responsible Fatherhood and Healthy Families Act of 2009 onTuesday, June 9, 2009 in Room B-369 RHOB from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. EST.

 

Economically, Blacks and Latinos have suffered disproportionatelybecause of structural constraints and the web of policies that evolvedfrom it.  Policies tended to benefit corporations at the expense ofmost of the working population.  The deepening of the economic crisiswill exacerbate this tendency.

The briefing will identify factors including TANF Welfare Reform, EITC,child support and criminal justice issues, associated with a web ofpolicies affecting lower income minority families and communities ofcolor.  There will be specific exploration of the status ofnon-custodial fathers and how Black children are specifically affectedby poverty and incarceration of a parent.  It will examine keyprovisions of the Julia Carson Responsible Fatherhood and HealthyFamilies Act of 2009 which will be re-introduced the week of Father'sDay.

Invited guests include:

Joshua Dubois, White House Director of Religious Affairs
Senator Evan Bayh, Sponsor of the Senate companion bill
Rep. Barbara Lee, Chairwoman, Congressional Black Caucus
Rep. Charles Rangel, Chairman, Committee on Ways and Means
Rep. John Conyers, Chairman, Committee on Judiciary
Rep. Jim McDermott, Chairman, Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support
Rep. Artur Davis, Committee on Ways and Means
Rep. Andre Carson, Committee on Financial Services