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Text of A resolution recognizing the immeasurable contributions of fathers in the healthy development of children, supporting responsible fatherhood, and encouraging greater ...

...and encouraging greater involvement of fathers in the lives of their families, especially on

This simple resolution was agreed to on June 21, 2010. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution. The text of the bill below is as of Jun 21, 2010 (Resolution Agreed to).

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III

111th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. RES. 560

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 17, 2010

(for himself, Mr. Thune, Mrs. Murray, Mr. Byrd, Mr. Burris, Ms. Landrieu, Mr. Casey, and Mrs. Lincoln) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

June 21, 2010

Committee discharged; considered and agreed to

RESOLUTION

Recognizing the immeasurable contributions of fathers in the healthy development of children, supporting responsible fatherhood, and encouraging greater involvement of fathers in the lives of their families, especially on Father’s Day.

Whereas responsible fatherhood is a priority for the United States;

Whereas the most important factor in the upbringing of a child is whether the child is brought up in a healthy and supportive environment;

Whereas father-child interaction, like mother-child interaction, has been shown to promote the positive physical, social, emotional, and mental development of children;

Whereas research shows that men are more likely to live healthier, longer, and more fulfilling lives when they are involved in the lives of their children and participate in caregiving;

Whereas programs to encourage responsible fatherhood should promote and provide support services for—

(1)

fostering loving and healthy relationships between parents and children; and

(2)

increasing the responsibility of noncustodial parents for the long-term care and financial well-being of their children;

Whereas research shows that working with men and boys to change attitudes towards women can have a profound impact on reducing violence against women;

Whereas research shows that women are significantly more satisfied in relationships when responsible fathers participate in the daily care of children;

Whereas children around the world do better in school and are less delinquent when fathers participate closely in their lives;

Whereas responsible fatherhood is an important component of successful development policies and programs in countries throughout the world;

Whereas the United States Agency for International Development recognizes the importance of caregiving fathers for more stable and effective development efforts; and

Whereas Father’s Day is the third Sunday in June: Now, therefore, be it

That the Senate—

(1)

recognizes June 20, 2010, as Father's Day;

(2)

honors the men in the United States and around the world who are active in the lives of their children, which in turn, has a significant impact on their children, their families, and their communities;

(3)

underscores the need for increased public awareness and activities regarding responsible fatherhood and healthy families; and

(4)

reaffirms the commitment of the United States to supporting and encouraging global fatherhood initiatives that significantly benefit international development efforts.