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Statement: Senate must deliver “undiluted” Child Tax Credit

| February 1, 2024 |

Lawmakers must ask “Is this good for children?” In response to the House passage of the expanded Child Tax Credit, Bruce Lesley, President of

Statement: Child Tax Credit “important step forward”

| January 16, 2024 |

In response to this morning’s announcement of a bipartisan deal to improve the Child Tax Credit, First Focus Campaign for Children President Bruce Lesley released the

Female lawmakers lead the 120 members of Congress who put children first, new scorecard says

| January 10, 2024 |

One-hundred-and-twenty members of Congress fought to protect the interests of children in 2023, according to a new analysis by First Focus Campaign for Children, advancing

Peer-to-peer support lines feature in new mental health bill

| December 20, 2023 |

Advocates rally around proposed legislation WASHINGTON, December 15, 2023 — First Focus Campaign for Children is leading organizations in support of a measure that would improve

New bill would halve child poverty in five years

| September 27, 2023 |

“Child poverty is a choice,” advocate says The recently introduced Child Poverty Reduction Act of 2023 creates a national commitment to cutting child poverty in half

Second week of June will be Children’s Week

| June 16, 2023 |

First Focus Campaign for Children welcomes the recognition of Children’s Week 2023 by the U.S. House of Representatives and the efforts of lawmakers throughout the week to put children and their needs at the

Statement: Child care as important as “roads, power, water and internet,” advocate says

| June 16, 2023 |

Senate bill improves access, boosts workforce In response to today’s introduction of the Building Child Care for a Better Future Act, First Focus Campaign for

Statement: Senate tax credit bill makes “huge strides” toward ending child poverty

| June 14, 2023 |

Legislation comes as lawmakers eye tax cuts for corporations, wealthy people In response to today’s reintroduction of the Working Families Tax Relief Act, First Focus

Statement: Child Tax Credit bill would have “singular impact” on child poverty

| June 12, 2023 |

Voters overwhelmingly favor the legislation, poll says In response to today’s reintroduction of the American Family Act by Reps. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Suzan DelBene (D-WA)

Statement: Advocate blasts Senate vote on public charge

| May 19, 2023 |

Measure could prevent families from seeking needed care In response to the Senate vote to rescind the Biden Administration’s 2022 public charge rule, First