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Statement: Jones v. Mississippi sends concerning message about how we value children

| April 23, 2021 |

In response to the Supreme Court’s decision on Jones v. Mississippi, Bruce Lesley, President of First Focus on Children issued the following statement: “We

More than ever, we need Champions for Children — these are policymakers meeting the moment

| February 4, 2021 |

Our nation’s children face multiple challenges to their well-being stemming from years of a declining share of federal investments in their future, the COVID-19

Confusing arguments, clear benefits: The Affordable Care Act is good for kids

| November 12, 2020 |

The United States Supreme Court heard yet another case this week that could bring down the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, known as

Today, kids & the ACA face another — more acute — threat at the Supreme Court

| November 10, 2020 |

One thing stood out as last week’s election results rolled in: voters want their elected officials to stand up for kids.  As my colleague

2020 Children’s Budget Summit: Lawmakers and educators discuss continued decline in children’s share of federal spending

| September 30, 2020 |

This year has delivered an unprecedented public health emergency and an economic crisis that has disrupted every facet of the lives of children and

Children’s Budget 2020

| September 29, 2020 |

About Children’s Budget 20202: First Focus on Children is proud to introduce the 14th annual release of its signature Children’s Budget publication. While the

Fact Sheet: Aid to Children and Families in the HEROES Act (H.R. 6800)

| May 22, 2020 |

As part of ongoing efforts to address the COVID-19 outbreak and resulting economic crisis, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Health and Economic

The COVID-19 Crisis Is Catastrophic for Children Too

| April 4, 2020 |

This is likely a once-in-a-generation disaster, and it will affect every domain of human life. It will be traumatic. And trauma always falls hardest

Children’s Budget 2019

| September 10, 2019 |

First Focus on Children is proud to introduce the 13th annual release of its signature Children’s Budget publication, a comprehensive analysis of how kids

Statement: Attempt to Erase the Affordable Care Act Jeopardizes The Health of Children

| December 15, 2018 |

Statement of Bruce Lesley, president of First Focus on Children, regarding the federal district court ruling in Texas v. Azar declaring the Affordable Care