Date of Award


Degree Type


University or Center

Clark Atlanta University(CAU)


School of Social Work

Degree Name


First Advisor

Richard Lyle, Ph.D


This study examines the extent to which a sample of the 113th Congress is engaged in the passing of the Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr., Social Work Reinvestment Act (H.R.1466 & S. 997). A sample of 308 members out of 541 Members of the 113th Congress was selected in Washington, DC or state offices by email addresses. The respondents for the sample of the 113th Congress consisted of the Congressional Member or their Legislative Director/Legislative Assistant. The areas of the study were demographics on the Member of Congress and an examination of the status and objection to the passing of the Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act. The data were analyzed with the computerized software package for social science.

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