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Newest DREAM Act Proposal a Promising Route to Citizenship for Undocumented Youth

| July 20, 2017 |

(Washington D.C.) – Today Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) introduced the DREAM Act of 2017. The bill offers a route to


First Focus, Rep. Ellison Host Matthew Desmond to Discuss Kids & Families Facing Eviction

| July 19, 2017 |

WASHINGTON–In a briefing on Capitol Hill today sponsored by First Focus and honorary co-host Rep. Keith Ellison (MN-5), Pulitzer Prize-winning sociologist Matthew Desmond and


Revised Senate Health Bill Would Still Harm Millions of Children

| July 13, 2017 |

WASHINGTON—The Republicans released a revised health care bill today to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The new proposal maintains some of the ACA


Trump FY 18 Budget Would Significantly Harm Children

| May 23, 2017 |

WASHINGTON—The First Focus Campaign for Children is deeply concerned about the devastating impacts the President’s Fiscal Year 2018 (FY 18) budget would have on


First Focus Campaign for Children Urges Support for The Foster Youth Driving Act

| May 18, 2017 |

WASHINGTON—The First Focus Campaign for Children applauds Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-IL) for introducing The Foster Youth Driving Act (H.R. 2512), making it easier for foster youth to obtain


More than 55 Groups Urge Congress to Make Children the Priority in 2018 Budget

| May 11, 2017 |

WASHINGTON–The Children’s Budget Coalition, which includes more than 55 organizations committed to ensuring federal investment in critical programs that help American children–sent letters (House


Healthcare for Millions of Children in Jeopardy After House Vote

| May 4, 2017 |

WASHINGTON – Following the 217-213 vote in the US House of Representatives to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and replace it with the


House Abandons Vote on American Health Care Act, Families Breathe Sigh of Relief

| March 24, 2017 |

This afternoon, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) announced that the House of Representatives would not put to a vote the American Health Care Act, H.R.


ACA Repeal Vote Delayed Due to Lack of GOP Support; Kids’ Lives Hang in the Balance

| March 23, 2017 |

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Earlier this afternoon, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) announced a delay in the vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA) (H.R. 1648)


Leading Children’s Health Groups to House of Representatives: Keep Medicaid Strong

| March 22, 2017 |

American Health Care Act would jeopardize care for children and families Washington, DC—The American Academy of Pediatrics, Children’s Defense Fund, Children’s Dental Health Project,