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Federal Deficit Spurs Changes in Child Support Law

Daniel Lee sent us this.

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From: Daniel Lee
Date: Nov 18, 2005 5:45 PM
Subject: significant federal activity
To: usa@childsbestinterest.org

I received an e-mail newsletter from Congressman Marsha Blackburn, and found they are very close to passing what looks like a major improvement to incentives to states for their CS programs:

Child Support Enforcement. Savings of $4.899 billion in 2006-10. Makes changes to Child Support Enforcement, some of which cost money by increasing the amount of collections which are passed through to the custodial parents. Two changes result in substantial savings. Those are eliminating the federal match when states spend CSE incentive payments, saving $1.6 billion; and phasing in a reduction in the federal matching rate for administrative expenses from 66% to 50%, which saves $3.8 billion. Rep. Blackburn

The bill this is contained in is called the “Deficit Reduction Act of 2005″. The rest of the bill isn’t related to family law, but it looks good too. This would be a great time to contact your congressman or woman, and ask them to support this legislation, and also to completely defund VAWA which is a waste of about a billion dollars a year.

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