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Recent News


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,


Advocates Applaud Bipartisan Legislation to Address Child and Youth Homelessness

| March 14, 2017 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 14, 2017 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The Homeless Children and Youth Act today was reintroduced in Congress, signaling a commitment by


New House Healthcare Bill Would Harm Medicaid, and Thereby, Child Health Coverage

| March 7, 2017 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 7, 2017 (Washington, D.C.) – In response to the release of the American Health Care Act by Republican leadership in


Child Advocates Call on Governors to Oppose Medicaid Block Grants and Per Capita Caps

| February 24, 2017 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 24, 2017 (WASHINGTON, DC) – First Focus Campaign for Children (FFCC) President Bruce Lesley warns in an open letter to


240+ Organizations Support Preserving Medicaid Coverage for Former Foster Youth

| February 17, 2017 |

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Amid discussions to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, children and health advocates urged Congress to not forget that the


Child Advocates Release Recommendations for Trump’s First 100 Days

| February 8, 2017 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 8, 2017 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Amid sweeping changes by the incoming Trump Administration, First Focus Campaign for Children has issued its


Senate Reintroduces Bipartisan “Bridge Act” to Protect Immigrant Youth

| January 18, 2017 |

(January 18, 2017) – Senators Graham (SC) and Durbin (IL), and Representatives Gutiérrez (IL-4) and Coffman (CO-26) reintroduced legislation last week, which would continue


Dismantling of ACA Violates “Do No Harm” Policy for Kids

| January 13, 2017 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE In the early hours of Thursday morning, the U.S. Senate approved a budget resolution, the first step in the process of