John Monsif (Former Staff) Vice President, Government Relations

John Monsif serves as the Vice President of Government Relations. In this capacity, he works on the budget, appropriations and tax policy as they pertain to children and families along with leading the Children’s Budget Coalition. He brings to the position advocacy experience, over seven years of experience on Capitol Hill as a two-time Chief of Staff and Legislative Director and over six years in the private sector.

He previously served as the Senior Director of Government Relations for Save the Children’s recently created 501(c)(4), Save the Children Action Network (SCAN). As the head of government relations, he developed and executed the state and federal and legislative strategies along with overseeing policy for SCAN. He worked on two critical issues: (1) Securing early education – by ensuring access to high-quality early education for every U.S. child; and (2) Helping kids survive – by ending preventable, early childhood deaths around the world.

Prior to working at SCAN, John served as the Chief of Staff to Representatives John Delaney (D-MD-6) and Louise Slaughter (D-NY-25) and also served as Ms. Slaughter’s Legislative Director. In those roles, he quickly learned the legislative and political process, the key players, and a wide variety of issues including transportation and infrastructure and financial services. His first position on Capitol Hill was as a Systems Administrator for Christopher Shays (R-CT-04) beginning his career over at 32 years old.

John started his career as an Account Manager for David Michael & Company, a flavor company that sells to Fortune 100 food and beverage companies. Based in Boston, MA, he grew his sales territory by 85 percent over the six years in the position securing new business with major ice cream manufactures in New England.

John grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut and graduated from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce with a Bachelor of Science in finance.

He resides in Washington, DC with his wife.

Resources by John Monsif

First Focus Statement on the Child Tax Credit

| October 6, 2017 |

Last week, officials from the White House, Senate and House of Representatives (known as the “Big Six”) released a framework for overhauling the tax

First Focus and Niskanen Center Joint Statement: Improve the Child Tax Credit to Help Low-Income Families

| September 27, 2017 |

WASHINGTON–As advocates for an expanded child tax credit, First Focus and the Niskanen Center welcome this morning’s “Big Six” Tax Statement, yet have reservations about the framework’s specifics. “We

Dozens of Children’s Groups Call Trump’s FY 18 Budget Harmful to Kids

| May 23, 2017 |

When 57 of the biggest, most recognizable children’s organizations in the country say the President’s proposed budget is going to harm America’s kids, it

Letter to OMB Director Mick Mulvaney

| March 15, 2017 |

On March 15, the Children’s Budget Coalition sent a letter to Mick Mulvaney, the Director of the White House Office of Budget and Management

Family Tax Policy: A Path Forward to Lifting Children out of Poverty

| March 14, 2017 |

  On March 14, 2017 the U.S. Child Poverty Action Group released Family Tax Policy: A Path Forward to Lifting Children out of Poverty. The

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

Letters to Congress: Pass a Short-Term CR, Address Zika Virus

| September 14, 2016 |

On September 14, 2016, members of the Children’s Budget Coalition submitted a letter to the Senate and House of Representatives urging Congress to prioritize investments in

Big wins to combat lead poisoning and youth homelessness in THUD bill

| May 19, 2016 |

In a very tight federal budget environment, the Senate took a positive step forward toward preventing lead poisoning and combating youth homelessness today. H.R.