Statement: The harm of family separation goes beyond a failure to meet a deadline

| July 27, 2018 |

The United States Government missed today’s deadline to reunify all eligible children separated from their parents. According to the latest numbers reported by the

Statement: Family Separation is Child Abuse

| June 19, 2018 |

In May, the Trump administration issued a zero-tolerance policy for families crossing the U.S. border. According to a recent report, 1,887 new children are

Statement: Executive Order on Reducing Poverty in America by Promoting Opportunity and Economic Mobility is Bad for Kids

| April 11, 2018 |

First Focus responded to the Executive Order, Reducing Poverty in America by Promoting Opportunity and Economic Mobility, signed yesterday by President Trump, which would weaken public

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

Work Requirements for Medicaid: Yet Another Threat to Children and Families

| January 11, 2018 |

Washington, D.C. – First Focus responded to today’s letter issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to State Medicaid Directors, allowing

A Letter to Congress: Extend CHIP Now

| December 18, 2017 |

CHIP funding expired almost three months ago on September 30, 2017, and families across the country are receiving disenrollment notices. No family should feel

Special Event: This Holiday Season, Do Right by Our Children and Fund CHIP Now

| December 17, 2017 |

Tuesday, December 19 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Kennedy Caucus Room, Russell Senate Office Building Room 325 In coordination with Senator Bob Casey (D-PA),

IN THE NEWS: This is the nightmare scenario for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (Vox)

| October 27, 2017 |

From Vox: This was the worst-case scenario for the Children’s Health Insurance Program. In mid-September, I spoke with some prominent advocates, and they had

In the News: Three weeks and counting: As Congress dithers on children’s health program, more states face crisis (LA Times)

| October 25, 2017 |

From the LA Times: Congress has hardly slathered itself with glory in its current session, but among its most shameful failures surely is its

In the News: Roy Moore Once Compared Preschool To Nazi-Style Indoctrination

| October 12, 2017 |

From The Huffington Post: Many states and localities are looking to expand the availability of preschool, but Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore apparently believed