Press Releases

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.

Census Snapshot: Investments in Kids' Coverage and Nutrition Pay Off

September 17, 2013

Washington – Federal investments in children’s health insurance and nutrition mitigate the pressing economic problems facing America’s children and working families, according to a snapshot of new Census data released today by First Focus Campaign for Children, a bipartisan children’s advocacy organization.

Budget Plan Would Cut Children’s Health Funding by 70% in Two Weeks

September 13, 2013

Washington — A stopgap budget measure gaining rapid support among majority members of the U.S. House of Representatives would 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. The joint resolution (H.J.Res. 62), authored by Congressman Tom Graves (R-GA) Thursday already has more than 40 cosponsors.

Immigration Enforcement Policy Change a Win for Kids

August 23, 2013

Washington — The First Focus Campaign for Children, a bipartisan children’s advocacy organization, reacted to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) release of a set of policy reforms designed to reduce the harm to children and families resulting from immigration enforcement actions against parents. These reforms, collectively referred to as the “Parental Interest Directive,” represent a major advance for children and ensure that immigration enforcement measures are implemented in a responsible and humane manner.