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New podcast puts children at the center of public policy

| October 11, 2023 |

“Speaking of Kids…” to offer insight, advocacy opportunities First Focus on Children has launched “Speaking of Kids…,” a podcast series that explores the way government leaders


Children’s Budget 2023: Funding negotiations endanger children’s health, education, and well-being

| September 21, 2023 |

New report from First Focus on Children tracks decline in share of federal spending on kids A new report from First Focus on Children


Child poverty more than doubled in 2022, Census says

| September 12, 2023 |

Child poverty came roaring back in 2022, according to U.S. government figures released today, more than doubling to over 12% and erasing the last bits


Children are only group to lose health insurance, Census numbers show

| September 12, 2023 |

Rates to rise further as Medicaid “unwinding” continues The number of children without health insurance rose in 2022, according to government figures released today,


New research shows baby and toddler programs need greater funding

| August 24, 2023 |

“Babies in the Budget” outlines federal investment in the nation’s youngest children WASHINGTON, August 23, 2023 — New research released today shows that the federal government


Statement: Budget deal “short-sighted, unfair and fiscally irresponsible,” children’s advocate says

| May 31, 2023 |

Deal undercuts an already shrinking share of spending on kids First Focus on Children President Bruce Lesley released the following statement in response to the


Children’s Week 2023

| May 24, 2023 |

Each June, First Focus on Children hosts Children’s Week with a schedule of events aimed at urging Congress to better protect the health, safety,


Statement: Title 42 ends, but children still in danger

| May 11, 2023 |

Asylum ban, deterrence policies will punish children WASHINGTON, May 11, 2023 —Today marks the end of the Title 42 policy, put in place by the


Statement: Tackling the nation’s child care crisis

| April 18, 2023 |

 In response to President Biden’s announcement today of executive actions to improve child care, First Focus on Children President Bruce Lesley issued the following statement:  “We


Statement: Children deserve access to quality, affordable health care coverage

| April 14, 2023 |

In response to President Biden’s expansion of access to health care coverage to recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, First Focus on