Federal Budget

When it comes to prioritizing children in the federal budget, Congress is badly out-of-step with the needs and wants of the American people. While voters think more than one-fourth of federal resources should be invested in children, Congress allocates less than 8 percent. First Focus is working to change that, by publicizing detailed analyses of fiscal proposals from a children’s perspective, publishing an annual Children’s Budget, and advancing policy solutions to ensure that children are the priority in the federal budget.

Resources


Letter: From the Children’s Budget Coalition to OMB on the FY 2020 Budget

| October 31, 2018 |

The Children’s Budget Coalition is comprised of more than 70 children’s advocacy organizations with priorities across a diverse range of issues who come together


2018 Children’s Budget Summit Highlights: It’s Time to Stop Shortchanging Our Children

| October 12, 2018 |

Last week, First Focus hosted the 2018 Children’s Budget Summit to introduce the 11th annual release of its signature publication, Children’s Budget 2018, which


In the News: The Case for Investing in Children Has Never Been Stronger

| September 21, 2018 |

By the end of fiscal year 2018, the federal government will have spent approximately $331.2 billion (about 8 percent of total spending) on children,


Press Release: Share of Federal Spending on Children Has Decreased 1.7 Percent Since FY 2014

| September 20, 2018 |

Washington, D.C., September 20, 2018—Children received 1.7 percent less of the federal budget in Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 than they did in FY 2014,


Children’s Budget Book 2018 – Messaging and Social Media Kit

| September 19, 2018 |

First Focus is proud to announce the release of Children’s Budget 2018, which captures and analyzes historical funding data and spending trends across a wide


Children’s Budget Summit 2018

| September 19, 2018 |

Thursday, October 4, 2018 Program: 2:30 – 5:00 p.m. Reception: 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Capitol Visitor Center : SVC 212-10 Washington, D.C. When it comes


Comments: Proposed Information Collection on 2020 Census

| August 2, 2018 |

First Focus submitted this public comment letter on the Proposed Information Collection on 2020 Census, Docket No. USBC-201-0005. View the comments. Excerpt: Therefore, the inclusion


Fact Sheet: The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018

| March 30, 2018 |

On March 23rd, 2018, President Trump signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, an omnibus spending bill that funds the government for


Statement: The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018

| March 23, 2018 |

First Focus responded to today’s passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, which funds the government for the rest of Fiscal Year 2018


Letter: Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform

| February 23, 2018 |

Our nation is facing a number of enormous challenges – demographic changes due to a rapidly aging Baby Boomer generation and a declining share