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More than 500,000 children would benefit from House immigration bills

| March 18, 2021 |

Immigration bills would spare families “toxic fear” of separation Today, the House of Representatives passed the American Dream and Promise Act of 2021 (H.R.


COVID relief passes with aid for millions of children

| March 10, 2021 |

Biggest policy gain for children in decades The American Rescue Plan passed just moments ago by the House of Representatives marks the biggest policy


Victory for immigrant youth in Dream and Promise Act

| March 5, 2021 |

Advocates welcome expanded provisions, disappointed by juvenile justice exclusions In response to the introduction of the Dream and Promise Act, Bruce Lesley, President of First


120 lawmakers prioritize children, new scorecard says

| February 4, 2021 |

117th must build on momentum to tackle challenges, opportunities One-hundred-and-twenty members of Congress made children a priority in 2020, according to a new analysis


Editorial Board Memo: One single issue will unite the country

| January 13, 2021 |

To the members of the Editorial Board:  Congress has now certified that Joe Biden will be Inaugurated as our nation’s 46th President on January


Children get “down payment” in COVID-19 relief deal

| December 22, 2020 |

Parity, health care, nutrition provisions are welcome First Focus Campaign for Children is pleased to see several important gains for children in the COVID-19


Statement: Child care bills help industry; Funding must be included in the next COVID-19 relief package

| July 29, 2020 |

First Focus Campaign for Children applauds today’s House passage of two critical and complementary child care bills, but the good work will mean nothing


Child poverty bill to benefit millions of children

| July 3, 2020 |

COVID-19 pushing poverty numbers higher Today’s reintroduction of the Child Poverty Reduction Act of 2020 has come just in time.  The Child Poverty Reduction


Statement: Children gain coverage, access in new legislation

| June 25, 2020 |

 First Focus Campaign for Children is pleased that The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act (H.R. 1425), unveiled today by chairs of the House health


Statement: Today’s introduction of the Child Care is Essential Act

| May 27, 2020 |

In response to introduction of the Child Care Is Essential Act in the House and the Senate, Bruce Lesley, President of First Focus Campaign