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Statement: First Focus Campaign for Children Applauds Bipartisan, Bicameral Agreement on Opioid Legislation

| September 27, 2018 |

Washington, D.C., September 27, 2018—First Focus Campaign for Children is delighted to see bipartisan agreement on tackling the opioid addiction epidemic and helping those


Statement: Advocates Applaud Passage of Bipartisan Bill to Help Most Vulnerable Homeless Children and Youth

| July 24, 2018 |

Contacts: Simona Combi, Media Relations Director, simonac@firstfocus.org Barbara Duffield, Executive Director, Schoolhouse Connection, barbara@schoolhouseconnection.org Eric Masten, Director of Public Policy, National Network for Youth:


Members of Congress Who Advanced Children’s Issues Recognized by First Focus Campaign for Children

| July 19, 2018 |

Contact: Simona Combi, 202-657-0679, simonac@firstfocus.org July 19, 2018, Washington, D.C.—In a year marked by partisanship, several Members of Congress stood out as Champions and


Statement: Senate’s Bipartisan Farm Bill Protects Lifeline for Millions

| June 29, 2018 |

On June 28, 2018, the Senate voted on and passed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 in an 86-to-11 vote. This bill avoids the House Bill’s many


Statement: Court Order to Reunite Families Is a Win for Children, but More Work to Be Done

| June 27, 2018 |

On Tuesday, Judge Dana M. Sabraw of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California granted a preliminary injunction that orders


Statement: House Fails Kids in Today’s Farm Bill Vote

| June 21, 2018 |

This afternoon, the House of Representatives voted to pass its Farm Bill, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2.). The following statement


Statement: The House Immigration Bills Perpetuate Trauma for Youth and Families

| June 21, 2018 |

Today and tomorrow, as America is focused on the plight of migrant children separated from their parents, the U.S. House of Representatives presents two


Statement: Executive Order on Family Detention is Not a Solution

| June 20, 2018 |

Today’s executive order comes in response to mass condemnation for the Trump administration’s harsh policy of separating children from their parents at the Southern


Statement: Senate Rejects Cuts to Funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program

| June 20, 2018 |

Earlier this year, Congress passed–and the President signed–a law authorizing funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for an additional 10 years. In


Statement: Family Separation Is Child Abuse

| June 19, 2018 |

In May, the Trump administration issued a zero-tolerance policy for families crossing the U.S. border. According to a recent report, 1,887 new children are