Drew Aherne Assistant Director, Public Policy

Resources by Drew Aherne


Fact Sheet: Aid to Children and Families in the HEROES Act (H.R. 6800)

| May 22, 2020 |

As part of ongoing efforts to address the COVID-19 outbreak and resulting economic crisis, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Health and Economic


Fact Sheet: Aid to Children During Coronavirus Outbreak

| April 2, 2020 |

As the spread of the coronavirus has grown, the vulnerabilities within our system have become clear. Children and families living in poverty already lack


Fact Sheet: Impact of the President’s 2021 Budget on Nutrition

| March 13, 2020 |

The President’s Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) budget includes several harmful budget cuts and policy proposals that would drastically undermine food assistance programs that serve


Fact Sheet: Impact of the President’s 2021 Budget on Children

| February 27, 2020 |

On February 10, 2020, President Trump released the administration’s Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) $4.8 trillion budget request. Once again, this administration’s budget proposal includes


Fact Sheet: Impact of the President’s 2021 Budget on Education

| February 25, 2020 |

Similar to past years, the Trump administration has released a budget proposal that seeks deep cuts to federal spending on children. One area that


Explainer: What to Know About the Final “Public Charge” Rule

| August 16, 2019 |

The Trump administration has finalized a rule that will expand the definition of a public charge when determining eligibility for individuals applying for admission


Fact Sheet: Impact of the President’s 2020 Budget on K-12 Education

| April 16, 2019 |

On March 11, President Trump released his Fiscal Year 2020 (FY 2020) budget request outlining his spending priorities for the coming year. The president’s


Department of Homeland Security Public Charge Rule is a Disingenuous Attack on Children

| October 18, 2018 |

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently published a proposed rule on the Federal Register that would drastically change the guidelines for applying to enter


Reading the News is a Constant Reminder of Why We Need a National Children’s Commissioner

| August 24, 2018 |

I felt uneasy as I was doing my usual scroll through the daily news last week and read about child sexual abuse, child abuse