Press Releases

Bipartisan Bill Offers Better, Fairer Education

November 13, 2013

Washington – The First Focus Campaign for Children, a bipartisan children’s advocacy organization, today endorsed comprehensive early education legislation making quality pre-Kindergarten (pre-K) affordable for every child in America. The Strong Start for America's Children Act was introduced today in the U.S. Senate by Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) and in the U.S.

House Democrats’ Immigration Plan Provides Critical Momentum

October 2, 2013

Washington – The bipartisan First Focus Campaign for Children commended today’s introduction of immigration reform legislation by Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The proposal largely mirrors bipartisan legislation (S. 744) passed earlier this year by the United States Senate, but replaces that bill’s controversial $46 billion “border surge” provisions with a bipartisan border security package (H.R. 1417) authored by House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) and approved by the committee in May.

House Vote Today Would Defund Children’s Health October 1st

September 19, 2013

Washington – A stopgap budget measure scheduled for a floor vote in the U.S. House of Representatives (H.J.Res. 59) intended to defund the Affordable Care Act would also cut funding for the bipartisan Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) by 70 percent on October 1, 2013, according to the bipartisan children’s advocacy organization First Focus Campaign for Children.

Hungry Children Lose if House Cuts Nutrition Funds

September 19, 2013

Washington – The bipartisan children’s advocacy organization First Focus Campaign for Children today sent a letter to every member of the U.S. House of Representatives, urging opposition to legislation (H.R. 3102) weakening federal investments in child nutrition.