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Statement: Amendment to the Joining Opportunity with Benefits and Services (JOBS) for Success Act (H.R. 5861) would hold the government accountable for reducing child poverty

| May 23, 2018 |

The First Focus Campaign for Children applauds Congressman Danny Davis (D-IL-7) for offering an amendment to the Joining Opportunity with Benefits and Services (JOBS) for


President’s Budget Would Wreak Havoc on America’s Children

| February 12, 2018 |

Today, the President released his Fiscal Year 2019 budget proposal, which flies in the face of last week’s Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (BBA).


Bipartisan Senate Funding Agreement Invests in Children

| February 8, 2018 |

As we near the eleventh hour of the current continuing resolution to fund the government, the bipartisan progress on a budget deal steers us


Continuing Resolution #5: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly for Children

| February 6, 2018 |

The fifth Continuing Resolution (CR), released by the House of Representatives with a vote expected today, would temporarily extend funding for virtually all federal


House CR Needs Changes to Children’s Provisions Before Passage

| January 17, 2018 |

WASHINGTON—Bruce Lesley, President of the First Focus Campaign for Children, reacted to today’s proposed House FY2018 Continuing Resolution (CR): The Senate should modify this


Unfair, Insulting Tax Bill Gambles with Our Children’s Future

| December 21, 2017 |

WASHINGTON—Bruce Lesley, President of the First Focus Campaign for Children, issued the following statement after passage of the Republican tax bill in the House


Kids Deserve More than Inadequate CHIP Stop-Gap

| December 6, 2017 |

WASHINGTON–With respect to the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Announcement that the House will consider a Continuing Resolution with a short-term, stop-gap measure for


A Tragic and Harmful Tax Bill — Whose Price Children Will Bear

| December 2, 2017 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (WASHINGTON, D.C.)–Bruce Lesley, President of the First Focus Campaign for Children, issued the following statement after House and Senate passage of


CHIP Policy is Critical for Children, Needs Final Bipartisan Agreement

| October 31, 2017 |

WASHINGTON—Bruce Lesley, President of The First Focus Campaign for Children, released the following statement on the CHAMPIONING HEALTHY KIDS ACT of 2017 (HR 3922), a House bill to extend


New Proposal to Expand Child Tax Credit Would Slash Child Poverty Rate

| October 27, 2017 |

WASHINGTON–The First Focus Campaign for Children applauds the introduction of the American Family Act of 2017, which would expand the Child Tax Credit to more effectively