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Lead Keeps Poisoning Children in Our Nation’s Schools

| September 20, 2018 |

This past July, 43 percent of school districts surveyed by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), serving 35 million students, tested for lead. Of those,

Despite Strong Economy, Census Data Shows That Child Poverty Remains High

| September 13, 2018 |

Despite continual reports over steady growth and declining unemployment in our economy, yesterday the U.S. Census Bureau reported that 17.5 percent of children in

4 Reasons Why The FAMILY Act Is The Right Paid Leave Option For The U.S.

| July 19, 2018 |

The United States lags behind the rest of the developed world when it comes to paid family leave. We are the only OECD (Organization

House Bill Tackling Opioid Epidemic Emphasizes Needs of Affected Children

| June 28, 2018 |

On Friday, June 22, the House of Representatives passed H. R. 6, SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, by a vote of 396 –

The House Farm Bill Draft Would Make It Harder for Families to Put Food on the Table

| April 13, 2018 |

Yesterday, the House Agriculture committee introduced its draft of the 2018 Farm Bill. This major legislation authorizes the nation’s largest federal food assistance program—the Supplemental

How the Citizenship Question in the 2020 Census Would Harm Children

| March 28, 2018 |

The U.S. Constitution requires an accurate count of the nation’s population every 10 years, which is critical to establishing equal government representation and identifying

The Children’s #NeverAgain Movement

| February 28, 2018 |

Children across this country are letting adults know — with great passion, courage, savvy, and strength — that we are failing them. Their voices are raw and yet

The President’s Budget Speaks Louder Than His Words on School Safety

| February 22, 2018 |

Last week’s devastating mass shooting at a Florida high school has led to renewed calls on Congress to act to end the scourge of

The Welfare Reform and Upward Mobility Act is the Wrong Direction to Reduce Child Poverty

| August 11, 2017 |

The Welfare Reform and Upward Mobility Act, introduced in June by House Freedom Caucus Chair Rep. Mark Meadows, Freedom Caucus member Rep. Jim Jordan,

Children’s Budget Coalition Applauds Sen. Wyden for Prioritizing Kids

| February 14, 2017 |

The U.S. Senate is slogging through the nomination process of Cabinet-level presidential appointments. Several positions remain unfilled and one position – the Director of