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Statement: Executive Order on Reducing Poverty in America by Promoting Opportunity and Economic Mobility is Bad for Kids

| April 11, 2018 |

First Focus responded to the Executive Order, Reducing Poverty in America by Promoting Opportunity and Economic Mobility, signed yesterday by President Trump, which would weaken public


Statement: The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018

| March 23, 2018 |

First Focus responded to today’s passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, which funds the government for the rest of Fiscal Year 2018


Work Requirements for Medicaid: Yet Another Threat to Children and Families

| January 11, 2018 |

Washington, D.C. – First Focus responded to today’s letter issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to State Medicaid Directors, allowing


A Letter to Congress: Extend CHIP Now

| December 18, 2017 |

CHIP funding expired almost three months ago on September 30, 2017, and families across the country are receiving disenrollment notices. No family should feel


Special Event: This Holiday Season, Do Right by Our Children and Fund CHIP Now

| December 17, 2017 |

Tuesday, December 19 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Kennedy Caucus Room, Russell Senate Office Building Room 325 In coordination with Senator Bob Casey (D-PA),


IN THE NEWS: This is the nightmare scenario for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (Vox)

| October 27, 2017 |

From Vox: This was the worst-case scenario for the Children’s Health Insurance Program. In mid-September, I spoke with some prominent advocates, and they had


In the News: Three weeks and counting: As Congress dithers on children’s health program, more states face crisis (LA Times)

| October 25, 2017 |

From the LA Times: Congress has hardly slathered itself with glory in its current session, but among its most shameful failures surely is its


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