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Statement: Fear no longer an obstacle to benefits for children of immigrants

| September 9, 2022 |

In response to the Biden Administration’s release of a final rule on public charge, First Focus Campaign for Children President Bruce Lesley made the following statement: “We


Statement: Inflation Reduction Act’s climate investments will protect children but Congress must work harder to restore children to the agenda

| August 16, 2022 |

On today’s signing of the Inflation Reduction Act, First Focus Campaign for Children President Bruce Lesley made the following statement: “We applaud the House


On its 25th Anniversary, we must make CHIP permanent

| August 5, 2022 |

Congress must add CHIP permanency to the Inflation Reduction Act On the 25-year anniversary of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), First Focus Campaign For


Statement: Reconciliation must make room for children

| July 29, 2022 |

In response to the reconciliation agreement unveiled by Sens. Schumer and Manchin — the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) —First Focus Campaign For Children President


Free school meals, national Summer EBT included in anti-hunger bill

| July 27, 2022 |

First Focus Campaign for Children applauds the introduction of the Healthy Meals, Healthy Kids Act (H.R. 8450), aimed at reducing child hunger and improving the health


Statement: Migrant children will be safer under proposed measure

| July 13, 2022 |

In response to today’s introduction of the Children’s Safe Welcome Act, Bruce Lesley, President of First Focus Campaign for Children, released the following statement: “For too long,


120 lawmakers delivered best results for kids in decades, new scorecard says

| June 2, 2022 |

One-hundred-and-twenty members of Congress made children a priority in 2021, according to a new analysis by First Focus Campaign for Children, achieving the best results


Child care proposal would meet critical need

| May 19, 2022 |

Early learning must be included in any budget deal First Focus Campaign for Children is pleased to support the child care and preschool reconciliation proposal put


Children’s mental health would get boost from bill

| May 10, 2022 |

Strengthening the role of schools in mental health promotion, prevention and intervention is key to battling the mental health crisis afflicting our nation’s children, experts said during First Focus on Children’s Kids and


More than 100 organizations back child poverty reduction bill

| March 14, 2022 |

More than 100 national and state-based organizations called on Congress today to establish a national child poverty reduction target that would cut child poverty in half within a