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Statement: 5-and-under vaccine recommendation is “good first step

| June 16, 2022 |

 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s vaccine advisory committee today recommended the authorization of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for use in children 5 and under. The panel is expected


By 6-to-1 margin, voters say federal government should spend more on children

| June 13, 2022 |

American voters believe — by a roughly 6-to-1 margin — that the federal government is spending too little on the health, safety, and well-being


Statement: Cautious praise for Senate gun violence agreement

| June 13, 2022 |

In response to the Senate’s tentative agreement on gun violence legislation, President of First Focus on Children Bruce Lesley issued the following statement: “We


Children’s Week 2022

| June 7, 2022 |

Children’s Week, which runs from June 12-18, unfolds this year as the country slides backwards on historic gains made for children. With robust leadership


Statement: Our nation’s children deserve a commitment to change

| May 26, 2022 |

Bruce Lesley, president of First Focus on Children, released the following statement in response to the horrific deaths of 19 children and two adults


16 National Health Care Organizations Urge HHS to Extend COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

| May 11, 2022 |

Extension would shield children’s health insurance, food security First Focus on Children is pleased to be among 16 national organizations representing the public health community, millions


ACA tweak to make insurance more affordable for many families

| April 6, 2022 |

The Biden Administration plans to publish a proposal tomorrow outlining changes to the Affordable Care Act that eliminate the “family glitch,” a flaw that


Statement: Children to benefit from end of Title 42

| April 1, 2022 |

 In response to today’s order from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention terminating the policy of expelling migrants under Title 42 of the US Code, First Focus


Statement: Biden budget will “fuel investment” in our children

| March 31, 2022 |

After studying President Biden’s FY 2023 budget proposal, released this week, First Focus on Children President Bruce Lesley offers the following statement:  “We’re pleased that President


Sunday marks two years of turning away children; Title 42 still causing harm to children and families

| March 18, 2022 |

Sunday marks two years since the U.S. government began misusing an obscure section of federal law known as Title 42 to turn away children,