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In the News: Trump and Congress are About to Take an Ax to Children’s Healthcare

| May 16, 2017 |

First Focus President Bruce Lesley was quoted in the LA Times on May 15, 2017 speaking about how states will be impacted by changes to


In the News: Medicaid Expansion, Reversed by House, Is Back on Table in Senate

| May 16, 2017 |

First Focus President Bruce Lesley was quoted in the New York Times on May 15, 2017 speaking about the impact of per capita caps


Is America Holding Out on Protecting Children’s Rights?

| May 2, 2017 |

The Atlantic 5/2/17 By Amy Rothschild Recently, I asked my 4-, 5-, and 6-year-old students what they thought all children need in order to


First Focus: Budget Deal Keeps Vital Children’s Programs Funded

| May 1, 2017 |

WASHINGTON—First Focus, a nonpartisan advocacy group working to make children and families a priority in federal policy and budget decisions, welcomed parts of the


AHCA Round Two: Same Bad Deal Made Even WORSE for Children & Families

| April 27, 2017 |

(WASHINGTON, DC) – With President Trump’s 100-day milestone looming, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Republican leaders continue negotiations to secure the votes they need to


Trump Plan to Boost Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit a “First Step”

| April 26, 2017 |

WASHINGTON – First Focus, a bipartisan advocacy organization dedicated to making children and families a priority in federal policy and budget decisions–issued the following statement


First Focus Welcomes New VP of Communications

| April 20, 2017 |

Washington – First Focus is pleased to announce the hiring of Ari Goldberg as Vice President of Communications. Ari has nearly 20 years of


Renewing CHIP Is Bipartisan No-brainer

| April 17, 2017 |

YouthToday 4/17/17 By Carrie Fitzgerald More than 35 million kids and their families across the country breathed a sigh of relief on the afternoon


Children’s Budget Coalition Releases Official Statement on President’s FY 18 Budget Blueprint

| March 15, 2017 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 16, 2017 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The Children’s Budget Coalition (CBC) released an official statement in response to the President’s Fiscal Year


National Supporters of Voluntary Home Visiting Kick Off Campaign as Time Nears for Congress to Reauthorize MIECHV

| March 14, 2017 |

Widely Praised, Evidence-Based Program Must Be Reauthorized by End of September WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 14, 2017—Parents like Elizabeth Eddings, a mother of three