Summary: S.6 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (01/24/2005)

Marriage, Opportunity, Relief, and Empowerment Act of 2005 or the MORE Act - Makes permanent specified provisions of the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 relating to tax benefits for children and marriage penalty relief.

Personal Responsibility and Individual Development for Everyone Act or the PRIDE Act - Amends the Social Security Act to: (1) revise the program of grants to States for temporary aid to needy families (TANF) to, among other things, extend the authority for family assistance grants, promote family employment and self-sufficiency programs, and establish a responsible fatherhood program; (2) extend the authority for the sexual abstinence education program; (3) revise child support enforcement requirements; (4) extend the authority for approving certain child welfare demonstration projects; and (5) extend the Transitional Medical Assistance Program (TMA).

CARE Act of 2005 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code provisions relating to charitable giving, including to: (1) allow nonitemizing taxpayers to claim a tax deduction for charitable contributions; (2) permit tax-free distributions from individual retirement accounts (IRAs) for charitable purposes; and (3) allow individual taxpayers to claim a tax deduction for contributions of food and book inventories. Revises various disclosure and oversight requirements relating to tax-exempt organizations.

Restores and increases funding for the Social Services Block Grant Program.

Savings for Working Families Act of 2005 - Allows certain low income individuals to establish individual development accounts for accumulating assets for homeownership, education, business startup and other purposes. Allows an investment tax credit for contributions to an individual development account.

Authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Attorney General, and the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to award grants to and enter into cooperative agreements with nongovernmental organizations to assist nonprofit community-based organizations in delivering social services.

Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to contract for an evaluation of maternity group homes under the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act.