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


Fact Sheet: Impact of the President’s 2020 Budget on Housing

| April 16, 2019 |

On March 11, President Trump presented his budget request for fiscal year 2020 (FY20) to Congress, outlining his spending priorities for the coming year. 


Fact Sheet: Impact of the President’s 2020 Budget on Income Support

| April 16, 2019 |

On March 11, President Trump presented his budget request for fiscal year 2020 (FY20) to Congress, outlining his spending priorities for the coming year. 


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


Fact Sheet: Impact of the President’s 2020 Budget on Child Nutrition Assistance

| April 16, 2019 |

The President’s Fiscal Year 2020 (FY 20) budget includes several harmful proposals that would drastically cut and restructure domestic food assistance programs that serve


The President’s Budget Threatens the Health of Our Children

| April 3, 2019 |

President Trump’s budget proposal doesn’t contain a lot of surprises when it comes to children’s health coverage. We have seen much of it before:


Fact Sheet: Impact of the President’s 2020 Budget on Children’s Health

| March 28, 2019 |

On March 11t President Trump released his 2020 budget proposal to Congress. The FY 2020 budget request totals $4.7 trillion for the next fiscal


Fact Sheet: Impact of the President’s 2020 Budget on Children

| March 22, 2019 |

President Trump’s $4.7 trillion budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY 20) seeks massive cuts to critical programs that help children and families. The


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,