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Fact Sheet: Impact of the President’s 2019 Budget Proposal on Child Nutrition Assistance

| February 20, 2018 |

The President’s Fiscal Year 2019 (FY 19) budget includes several harmful proposals that would drastically cut and restructure domestic food assistance programs that serve

Fact Sheet: Impact of the President’s FY 2019 Budget Request on Children’s Health

| February 16, 2018 |

Earlier this week President Trump released his 2019 budget proposal to Congress. His FY 2019 budget request totals $4.4 trillion for the next fiscal

Fact Sheet: Impact of the President’s 2019 Budget on Children

| February 15, 2018 |

President Trump’s $4.4 trillion budget proposal for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 seeks massive cuts to critical programs that help children and families. It takes

Fact Sheet: What Is the “CHIP Cliff” and How Can Congress Fix It?

| January 29, 2018 |

On January 22, 2018, Congress included a six-year extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) as part of a continuing resolution (CR) to

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

Children’s Budget 2017

| November 17, 2017 |

Children are receiving less than 8 percent of the federal budget—and this share fell 5.5 percent between 2014 and 2017, according to Children’s Budget 2017,

Children’s Budget 2016

| July 7, 2016 |

Federal spending dedicated to children represents just 7.83 percent of the federal budget in fiscal year 2016 and total spending on children’s programs has

Strategic Messaging Report: Protecting Medicaid and Children’s Health

| April 21, 2016 |

In July 2011, First Focus commissioned a study to find the most effective messaging strategies to protect Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program

Statement for the Record: Examining the Opioid Epidemic: Challenges and Opportunities

| March 11, 2016 |

On March 8, the First Focus State Policy and Advocacy Reform Center submitted a Statement for the Record in response to the hearing titled

United States v. Texas Supreme Court Amicus Brief: Educators and Children’s Advocates

| March 8, 2016 |

First Focus and nationally recognized education and children’s advocacy organizations spearheaded this amicus brief on why the implementation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals