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Recent News


Press Release: 120 Lawmakers Prioritize Children

| May 8, 2019 |

First Focus Campaign for Children 2018 Congressional Scorecard ranks child protectors 2018 was a terrible year for children. It was the year they were


Statement: First Focus Campaign for Children Calls on Administration to “Do No Harm”

| April 10, 2019 |

It’s hard to believe we’re here again. Apparently, the inhumane treatment enforced by the Department of Homeland Security under departing Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was


Statement: The Dream and Promise Act of 2019

| March 12, 2019 |

Undocumented youth who were brought to the United States as children, known as Dreamers, and families dependent on Temporary Protected Status (TPS) protections must


Statement: The American Family Act of 2019

| March 6, 2019 |

On March 6, 2019, lawmakers introduced the American Family Act of 2019–our statement below: “I applaud the leadership of Congresswoman DeLauro and Congresswoman DelBene,


HUD Homeless Data Don’t Add Up: Children and Youth Pay the Price

| December 17, 2018 |

Public Schools Report Highest Number of Homeless Students on Record, While HUD Claims Reduction in Family and Youth Homelessness Washington, DC – Data released today


First Focus Campaign for Children Releases Proactive Kids Agenda

| December 13, 2018 |

Blueprint Shows How 116th Congress Can Act on the Best Interests of Children


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 |

July 19, 2018, Washington, D.C.—In a year marked by partisanship, several Members of Congress stood out as Champions and Defenders of children, according to


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