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Ivanka Trump says the Tax Bill is a big win for working families. Is it?

| December 10, 2019 |

In December of 2017, Congress passed and President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). Proponents of the TCJA point to a

Undercounting Kids in the 2020 Census Has Harmful and Long-lasting Consequences: A Primer on the Dangers of an Inaccurate Census

| November 15, 2019 |

First Focus on Children’s 13th annual Children’s Budget publication offers a comprehensive analysis of how kids and families have been faring in the federal

California Lawmakers and Advocates are Prioritizing Child Poverty

| March 28, 2017 |

The child poverty rate in the U.S. remains extremely high: nearly 1 in 5 children in the U.S. are living below the poverty line and

Legislation to prevent kids from entering foster care moves in the House

| June 17, 2016 |

Wednesday the House Ways and Means Committee marked up and passed the Family First Prevention Services Act of 2016. The bill marks a major

Stop the Block: Proposed Block Grants of School Meals Programs Put Hungry Kids at Risk

| June 9, 2016 |

With the newly marked-up Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016 (H.R. 5003) recently moving through the House Education and the Workforce Committee on a

Breaking News: Preschool for all 4-year-olds on the table

| July 9, 2015 |

Breaking News! Access to high-quality preschool for all 4-year-olds in low-income families is being considerered as an amendment to the Elementary and Secondary Education

Why a child poverty target is good education policy

| June 1, 2015 |

While both the House and Senate continue work on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA, the primary federal education legislation), Congressman Danny Davis

“These are not like other detergents:” Why we need the Detergent PACS Act

| March 19, 2015 |

Jill and her 8-month-old daughter know all too well that the popular new detergent packs can mean danger for young children. Last April, in the

Today is the day to take action for homeless children and youth!

| March 12, 2015 |

The U.S. Senate is considering a policy that would help America’s homeless children and youth. Introduced by Senator Portman (R-Ohio), the bipartisan amendment is

What Congress can learn from Dr. Seuss

| March 11, 2015 |

“Never budge! That’s my rule. Never budge in the least! Not an inch to the west! Not an inch to the east! I’ll stay