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First Focus Praises Decision to Drop Graham-Cassidy Vote; Urges Immediate CHIP Extension

| September 26, 2017 |

WASHINGTON—The First Focus Campaign for Children welcomed the announcement by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) today not to hold a vote on the Graham-Cassidy healthcare

Leading Children’s Health Groups to United States Senate: “Vote NO on the Graham – Cassidy Health Care Repeal Bill”

| September 25, 2017 |

The American Academy of Pediatrics, Children’s Defense Fund, Children’s Dental Health Project, Children’s Hospital Association, Family Voices, First Focus Campaign for Children, March of

Graham-Cassidy Bill is Not the Healthcare Answer American Families Are Looking For

| September 21, 2017 |

(Washington, DC) – The latest healthcare proposal, introduced by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) is making waves in Congress, as it

Over 320 Child, Youth Organizations Call for Immediate Passage of Dream Act

| September 20, 2017 |

WASHINGTON—Today, the First Focus Campaign for Children joined more than 320 national, state, and local child and youth advocacy organizations to send a letter to

Congress May Allow CHIP to Expire Amid New Effort to Harm Medicaid, Kids

| September 19, 2017 |

WASHINGTON—With only a handful of legislative days left to extend funding for the popular and bipartisan Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Congress is focused

First Focus Campaign for Children Applauds 5-Year CHIP Extension Deal, Urges Quick Passage

| September 13, 2017 |

WASHINGTON—The First Focus Campaign for Children strongly supports the bipartisan agreement in the Senate Finance Committee to fund a five-year extension to the popular

Advocates Champion Bill that Closes Gap for Former Foster Youth to Access Health Insurance

| September 12, 2017 |

Washington, DC (September 12, 2017) – Washington advocates today celebrated Senator Bob Casey’s (D-PA) introduction of the Health Insurance for Foster Youth Act (S. 1797). This bill ensures

Senate Rejects Health Bill and Medicaid Caps and Cuts That Would Harm Kids

| July 28, 2017 |

WASHINGTON—Back in January, the First Focus Campaign for Children (FFCC) signed a letter with other major child advocacy groups urging Congress to adopt principles

New Bill Aims to Cut Child Poverty Rate in Half in a Decade

| July 26, 2017 |

WASHINGTON–The Child Poverty Reduction Act (S.1630 / H.R.3381) was reintroduced today by US Sens. Bob Casey (PA), Tammy Baldwin (WI), and Sherrod Brown (OH)

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