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In the News: Roy Moore Once Compared Preschool To Nazi-Style Indoctrination

| October 12, 2017 |

From The Huffington Post: Many states and localities are looking to expand the availability of preschool, but Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore apparently believed


White House Immigration Principles Violate Children’s Human Rights

| October 9, 2017 |

WASHINGTON—First Focus abhors the lasting harm to children that would result from the Trump Administration’s immigration principles, which were announced late Sunday night. “It’s


In the News: The GOP’s Struggles to Re-Authorize CHIP Is a Devastating Indictment

| September 28, 2017 |

From THE NEW REPUBLIC: On Tuesday, health care activists and Democrats celebrated the defeat of Graham-Cassidy, the GOP’s third attempt to repeal Obamacare since


In the News: 9 million kids get insurance through CHIP. Congress is about to let its funding expire.

| September 27, 2017 |

From Vox: On September 30, funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program expires. After Republicans took a rushed and ultimately failed run at repealing


First Focus and Niskanen Center Joint Statement: Improve the Child Tax Credit to Help Low-Income Families

| September 27, 2017 |

WASHINGTON–As advocates for an expanded child tax credit, First Focus and the Niskanen Center welcome this morning’s “Big Six” Tax Statement, yet have reservations about the framework’s specifics. “We


In the News: Clock ticking down on children’s health funding

| September 18, 2017 |

From The Hill: BY NATHANIEL WEIXEL – 09/17/17 07:30 AM EDT WASHINGTON–Differences between the House and Senate ahead could threaten funding for a program that


In the News: Kids Fest event in WV mixes education, fun

| September 18, 2017 |

From the West Virginia Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON – While it may have appeared that Kids Fest was all about fun and games, organizers of Sunday’s


In the News: Income Up, Poverty Down Across the U.S.

| September 13, 2017 |

Income Up, Poverty Down Across the U.S. (Philadelphia Inquirer) Life improved overall in America in 2016, as income rose while poverty decreased, and the


Census Data Highlights Devastating Effect of Poverty on Children

| September 12, 2017 |

WASHINGTON–New data published today from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that 18 percent of American children—13.3 million—lived below the poverty line in 2016, a slight decrease from


In the News: Will Congress Continue Health Care For 9 Million Children?

| September 6, 2017 |

Will Congress Continue Health Care for 9 Million Children? (NPR) A popular federal-state program that provides health coverage to millions of children in lower-