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Supporting Responsible Fatherhood, Promoting Marriage, and Encouraging Greater Involvement of Fathers in the Lives of their Children...

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SUPPORTING RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD, PROMOTING MARRIAGE, AND ENCOURAGING GREATER INVOLVEMENT OF FATHERS IN THE LIVES OF THEIR CHILDREN, ESPECIALLY ON FATHER'S DAY

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Mr. PITTS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in strong support of this resolution.

We often hear about deadbeat and delinquent dads. So it is easy to forget the millions of dads across America who are striving to be good husbands and positive role models for their kids.

Today, we recognize those dads and the tremendous importance of promoting fatherhood in America. There is no denying the invaluable role that a father plays in a child's life.

According to research from the National Fatherhood Initiative, children with involved and loving fathers have a significant advantage in life. They tend to perform better in school, have a healthy self-esteem, exhibit positive social behavior, and avoid drug use and other criminal activity.

But this kind of statistical research really just affirms what we already know to be true: Fatherhood is important. A loving father plays an integral role in the family, and healthy families are the foundation for a healthy society.

This resolution acknowledges that fact, Mr. Speaker, and it is worthy of our consideration and adoption today. I commend the gentleman, Mr. Sullivan, for his leadership on the issue and urge support for the resolution.

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