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Kids Deserve More than Inadequate CHIP Stop-Gap

| December 6, 2017 |

WASHINGTON–With respect to the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Announcement that the House will consider a Continuing Resolution with a short-term, stop-gap measure for

A Tragic and Harmful Tax Bill — Whose Price Children Will Bear

| December 2, 2017 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (WASHINGTON, D.C.)–Bruce Lesley, President of the First Focus Campaign for Children, issued the following statement after House and Senate passage of

CHIP Policy is Critical for Children, Needs Final Bipartisan Agreement

| October 31, 2017 |

WASHINGTON—Bruce Lesley, President of The First Focus Campaign for Children, released the following statement on the CHAMPIONING HEALTHY KIDS ACT of 2017 (HR 3922), a House bill to extend

New Proposal to Expand Child Tax Credit Would Slash Child Poverty Rate

| October 27, 2017 |

WASHINGTON–The First Focus Campaign for Children applauds the introduction of the American Family Act of 2017, which would expand the Child Tax Credit to more effectively

Congress’ FY 18 Budget Resolution Neglects Children

| October 26, 2017 |

WASHINGTON—The Children’s Budget Coalition, convened by the First Focus Campaign for Children, is dismayed that Congress passed a Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget resolution today

In the News: The Democrats’ Luck Runs Out

| October 13, 2017 |

From The Atlantic: After a run of unlikely victories last month, it seemed possible for Democrats to forget—at least momentarily—that they were the party

In the News: Congress Can’t Get Its Sh*t Together and It’s Putting Kids at Risk

| October 11, 2017 |

From The Daily Beast: Ever since mid-September, Emily Piper has been on high alert. The commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Services drafted

After Missed Deadline, Campaign for Children Urges Immediate Congressional Action on CHIP

| October 4, 2017 |

WASHINGTON—The First Focus Campaign for Children welcomes today’s passage through the Senate Finance Committee of the KIDS Act of 2017 (S.1827), which includes a five- year extension

In the News: 9 Million Kids Could Soon Be Without Free Or Low-Cost Health Insurance

| October 2, 2017 |

From Jezebel’s THE SLOT: In the midst of their bid to rip health insurance from millions of Americans under the now-failed Graham-Cassidy bill, Republicans allowed the

In the News: Congress threatens to take health insurance away from 9 million kids, just because

| October 2, 2017 |

From The Intercept: A program that provides health coverage to some nine million children was allowed by the Republican-controlled Congress to expire over the weekend.