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More needs to be done for foster children

| February 27, 2015 |

Carlsbad Current-Argus By Bruce Lesley It’s great that Carlsbad businesses are stepping up to help foster kids (“Pizza fundraiser to benefit kids in foster

Children’s Advocates Applaud Opening of CHIP Debate

| February 24, 2015 |

Washington – Today, U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-Penn.), full committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.), and U.S.

Rule reversal allows schools to bill Medicaid for services

| February 24, 2015 |

Reuters By Daniel Gaitan Due to an unexpected federal policy reversal sought by advocates for nearly 10 years, schools could start billing Medicaid for

Journalist Recognized as Champion for Children

| February 23, 2015 |

Washington – Today, the First Focus Campaign for Children, a national bipartisan children’s advocacy group, recognized journalist Sonia Nazario for her leadership on issues important

Portman helps introduce Foster Care Services Act

| February 12, 2015 |

Morrow County Sentinel U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) have introduced bipartisan legislation to improve foster care services for thousands of

Advocates Support Senate Children’s Health Insurance Program Bill

| February 12, 2015 |

Washington – The First Focus Campaign for Children, a national bipartisan children’s advocacy organization, reacted to today’s introduction by Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and more

Now Is the Time for Action on Children’s Health

| February 3, 2015 |

Roll Call By Bruce Lesley and Ron Pollack Timing is everything, they say. And when it comes to extending federal funding for the Children’s

Obama Budget Makes Children a Priority

| February 2, 2015 |

Washington – The White House today released a federal budget proposing increased investments benefiting nearly every aspect of a child’s life. Key elements of

$77 billion a year to cut child poverty in half? A bargain, report says.

| January 29, 2015 |

The Christian Science Monitor By Stacy Teicher Khadaroo When the Children’s Defense Fund went about putting together its latest report on child poverty in

Bipartisan Response to Growing Child and Youth Homelessness Introduced

| January 27, 2015 |

Washington – Advocates today applauded the introduction of bipartisan legislation to eliminate bureaucratic obstacles that deny federal assistance to nearly one million homeless children