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Statement for the Record: Examining the Importance of Paid Family Leave for American Working Families

| July 25, 2018 |

First Focus Campaign for Children submitted this Statement for the Record to U.S. Senate Committee on Finance Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions, and Family


Statement on the Administration’s Decision to End Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

| October 3, 2017 |

On October 3, 2017, the First Focus Campaign for Children submitted a statement for the record to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on the


Lifting Children and Families Out of Poverty Act of 2017 Statement–California Assembly

| April 25, 2017 |

  The First Focus Campaign for Children submitted this statement for the California State Assembly Human Services Committee hearing on “Measure AB 1520, Lifting Children


Homelessness Hearing Statement – Senate Appropriations

| May 4, 2015 |

The First Focus Campaign for Children submitted this statement for the Senate Appropriations Transportation, Housing & Urban Development Subcommittee hearing on “HUD Efforts to


Keeping Families Together: The President’s Executive Action on Immigration and the Need to Pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform

| December 10, 2014 |

The First Focus Campaign for Children submitted this statement for the record for the Senate Committee on the Judiciary hearing on December 10, 2014


Protecting our Children’s Mental Health: Preventing and Addressing Childhood Trauma in Indian Country

| December 8, 2014 |

On November 19, 2014, the Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing titled Protecting Our Children’s Mental Health: Preventing and Addressing Childhood Trauma in


Caring for Our Kids: Are We Overmedicating Children in Foster Care?

| November 6, 2014 |

First Focus Campaign for Children statement for the record on the the May 29, 2014 U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee hearing,“Caring


Child Well-Being and the Safety Net

| July 3, 2013 |

On June 18, 2013, the Ways and Means Human Resources Subcommittee held a hearing presided over by Chairman Dave Reichert (R-WA) titled “More Spending, Less Real Help: Reviewing How Today’s Fragmented Welfare System Fails to Lift Up Poor Families.” The hearing focused on the effectiveness of current safety net programs in serving low-income families. The FFCC submitted this statement on the importance of safety net and work support investments for child well-being.


Senate Immigration and Family Values Hearing Testimony

| March 20, 2013 |

On March 20, 2013, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing presided over by Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) titled “Building an Immigration System Worthy of American Values.” The hearing focused on the high cost exacted by our immigration system on families, on civil liberties, and on human dignity. The FFCC submitted this statement urging congress to reform our immigration laws so that they promote the best interests of all our nation’s children, including unaccompanied immigrant children, and protect the due process rights of parents involved in immigration proceedings.


Testimony – Senate Hearing on Women & Families in Immigration Reform

| March 18, 2013 |

The First Focus Campaign for Children submitted this testimony for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s March 18, 2013, hearing on “How Comprehensive Immigration Reform Should Address the Needs of Women and Families.”