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Recent News

ANALYSIS: Children denied fair share of federal spending for 5th consecutive year

| July 6, 2020 |

The share of U.S. federal spending on children has hit its lowest level in five years, according to new research from First Focus on

Statement: Foster care order misses the mark

| July 2, 2020 |

The Administration’s recent Executive Order regarding the child welfare system acknowledges several important shortfalls, but sadly misses the opportunity to make real progress toward

Statement: 3 million kids at risk from Trump Administration position

| June 26, 2020 |

The Trump Administration late last night filed a brief with the Supreme Court urging repeal of the Affordable Care Act. While not surprising, the stance remains

Statement: After DACA decision, Congress now must act

| June 18, 2020 |

The following is a statement from First Focus on Children President Bruce Lesley on today’s SCOTUS decision to uphold DACA: “We are very pleased

Children’s Week 2020

| June 10, 2020 |

America’s kids are not alright. Thirty million are hungry. Twelve million live in poverty — and that number is soaring to an all-time high.

Statement: Systemic racism traumatizes our children

| June 1, 2020 |

The following is a response from Bruce Lesley, President, First Focus on Children, to recent events:  “The pain of the last few days reminds

Statement: Children need the U.S. to support WHO more than ever

| June 1, 2020 |

 The following is a statement from Bruce Lesley, President, First Focus on Children, in response to the United States’ withdrawal from the World Health

Amicus brief urges SCOTUS to preserve Affordable Care Act

| May 13, 2020 |

Child advocates argue ACA dramatically improved children’s health and lives First Focus on Children and The Children’s Partnership today filed a friend-of-the-court brief urging

Statement: First Focus on Children’s Response to President Trump’s FY 2021 Budget

| February 10, 2020 |

The proposed budget released today by President Trump takes direct aim at the health and well-being of America’s children. According to the FY 2021

House hearings tackle regulatory threats to children and families

| February 3, 2020 |

Advocates blast policies that harm children WASHINGTON, D.C., February 3 — A broad coalition of nonprofit and faith-based groups from across the nation that