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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.

Campaign for Children Disappointed Congress Missed CHIP Funding Deadline

| October 2, 2017 |

WASHINGTON—The First Focus Campaign for Children is deeply disappointed that Congress allowed the funding deadline to expire for the popular and bipartisan Children’s Health

In the News: As CHIP expires unrenewed, Congress blows a chance to save healthcare for 9 million children

| October 2, 2017 |

From The LA Times: Advocates for children’s health started worrying months ago that congressional incompetence would jeopardize the nation’s one indisputable healthcare success —

Failure to Secure CHIP Funding Leaves 9 Million Children in Jeopardy

| September 29, 2017 |

First Focus Campaign for Children, along with several children’s advocacy groups, released a joint statement today on the impact of Congress’ failure to pass

Saturday: MIECHV to Expire Without Congressional Action

| September 29, 2017 |

Home Visiting Coalition Media Contact: Heather Cabral 202-550-6880 Home Visiting Coalition disappointed in program lapse; vows to continue effort for reauthorization WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sept.

In the News: Home visits for rural parents could be slashed if law expires

| September 29, 2017 |

From 89.3 KPCC: One of the items on Congress’ long to-do list of things to accomplish before the fiscal year ends is reauthorizing federal