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.


WATCH: Advocates Rally for #CareNotCuts

| April 26, 2023 |

Faith leaders, service providers, and advocates joined members of Congress today in holding a rally and press conference opposing the House budget plan. The

6 ways budget cuts could impact kids

| April 14, 2023 |

As House leadership wrangles with itself over the contours of a budget proposal, one thing is clear: Cuts are coming. Members have floated proposals that would return spending

Policy Brief: The Harmful Consequences of Work Requirements and Other Obstacles to Services for Children and Families

| April 4, 2023 |

Each year, federal programs provide children with affordable health care, nutritious food, stable housing, and early childhood education. These programs not only lift millions

Ambassadors for Children Webinar Series: The President’s Budget

Event March 22, 2023 |

Mar 22 2023 Ended Ambassadors for Children Webinar Series: The President's Budget Join First Focus on Children to learn about the federal budget process,

Statement: Biden budget signals commitment to children

| March 9, 2023 |

Congress must also support investments in children In response to President Biden’s release today of his FY 2024 budget proposal, First Focus on Children

120 lawmakers propelled record investment in children, new scorecard says

| November 3, 2022 |

Scorecard for 117th ranks members’ commitment to children One-hundred-and-twenty members of Congress helped propel record investment in children this year, according to a new

Children’s Budget 2022

| October 6, 2022 |

Children’s Budget 2022, released today, finds that the share of federal spending on children climbed to a historic 11.98% of the U.S. budget in

Fact Sheet: Key Takeaways from Children’s Budget 2022

| October 6, 2022 |

First Focus on Children is proud to release the Children’s Budget 2022, which provides a comprehensive analysis of the share of spending allocated to

Children’s Budget 2022 finds record-breaking investment in children

| October 5, 2022 |

Federal spending on children broke records during the pandemic, a new report from First Focus on Children finds, but Congress is quickly abandoning that

Fact Sheet: Voters Strongly Support Making Investments in Our Children and Grandchildren

| June 30, 2022 |

After witnessing a gradual divestment in our nation’s children in recent years and seeing that the COVID global pandemic and economic recession negatively impacted