2015 Ag Appropriations House Floor Letter

June 10, 2014
By Meghan Mack

2015 Ag Appropriations House Floor LetterFirst Focus Campaign for Children sent a letter the U.S. House of Representatives on June 10, 2014. The letter asks that Members reject efforts to use the appropriations process to change or weaken federal child nutrition programs.

House Letter Supporting Overmedication Reform Initiative

May 28, 2014
By Shadi Houshyar

House Letter Supporting Overmedication Reform InitiativeThis letter, signed by 117 national and state organizations, urges congressional leadership to support President Obama’s FY15 budget proposal to allocate $750 million (over 5 years) to ACF/CMS to reduce the over-prescription of psychotropic medication to foster children. Children in foster care are four times as likely as other children to be prescribed medication to address their mental and behavioral health needs.

Nutrition 2015 Funding Letter to House Full Appropriations Committee

May 28, 2014
By Meghan Mack

Nutrition 2015 Funding Letter to House Full Appropriations CommitteeFirst Focus Campaign for Children sent a letter to leaders of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee and the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, & Related Agencies on May 28, 2014. This letter asks that Members reject efforts to use the appropriations process to change or weaken federal child nutrition programs.

Stop Child Summer Hunger Act Endorsement

May 21, 2014
By Meghan Mack

Stop Child Summer Hunger Act EndorsementFirst Focus Campaign for Children sent a letter to Senator Patty Murray in support of her new legislation, the Stop Child Summer Hunger Act. While some children are able to access the United States Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program there are many barriers that prevent children from participating in summer programs. The Stop Child Summer Hunger Act would be an important tool to help reduce child hunger during school breaks.