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


Trump Budget Harms Kids & Families by Slashing $1.5 Trillion from Medicaid and CHIP

| May 23, 2017 |

The FY 2018 budget proposal released today by the Trump Administration includes a host of provisions that would dramatically cut health care access, coverage,


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


To Address Child Poverty, Let’s Start with a Clean Diaper

| May 10, 2017 |

EDITOR’S NOTE: This guest post can also be found on the Voices for Kids Medium publication. A clean diaper is among the most basic


Hey, Congress: Is It Good for the Children?

| May 4, 2017 |

First Focus sent a letter to Republicans and Democrats in House and Senate leadership today asking them to answer a few important, but largely


Request for Information from CBO on American Health Care Act

| May 3, 2017 |

On May 3, 2017, First Focus sent a letter asking Congressional leadership for help in providing missing information from the Congressional Budget Office with


AHCA Round Two: Same Bad Deal Made Even WORSE for Children & Families

| April 27, 2017 |

(WASHINGTON, DC) – With President Trump’s 100-day milestone looming, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Republican leaders continue negotiations to secure the votes they need to


This is the Week to Make Children’s Lives Great

| April 25, 2017 |

It’s shaping up to be an action-packed week in Washington, DC as the White House scrambles with Congressional leaders to pass a signature piece


Children’s Budget Coalition Releases Official Statement on President’s FY 18 Budget Blueprint

| March 15, 2017 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 16, 2017 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The Children’s Budget Coalition (CBC) released an official statement in response to the President’s Fiscal Year


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


Using Tax Reform to Lift Children Out of Poverty

| March 14, 2017 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 14, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. – A powerful coalition today released a paper that offers lawmakers a blueprint for using tax