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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


Trump Plan to Boost Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit a “First Step”

| April 26, 2017 |

WASHINGTON – First Focus, a bipartisan advocacy organization dedicated to making children and families a priority in federal policy and budget decisions–issued the following statement


First Focus Welcomes New VP of Communications

| April 20, 2017 |

Washington – First Focus is pleased to announce the hiring of Ari Goldberg as Vice President of Communications. Ari has nearly 20 years of


Renewing CHIP Is Bipartisan No-brainer

| April 17, 2017 |

YouthToday 4/17/17 By Carrie Fitzgerald More than 35 million kids and their families across the country breathed a sigh of relief on the afternoon


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


National Supporters of Voluntary Home Visiting Kick Off Campaign as Time Nears for Congress to Reauthorize MIECHV

| March 14, 2017 |

Widely Praised, Evidence-Based Program Must Be Reauthorized by End of September WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 14, 2017—Parents like Elizabeth Eddings, a mother of three


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


Federal Spending on Child Poverty Meager, But Root Causes Must Be Found: Experts Agree

| March 2, 2017 |

YouthToday 3/2/17 By John Holland WASHINGTON — The war on poverty and an array of social welfare measures that followed over the last half-century


Pushback Starts Against Possible Medicaid Makeover

| February 23, 2017 |

MedPage Today 2/22/17 By Shannon Firth Advocates for children, the elderly, and those with disabilities are gearing up to urge state governors and Congress


Opioid Epidemic Leads to Foster Care Crisis in Many States

| December 28, 2016 |

RT 12/28/16 Across the United States, the opioid epidemic isn’t just affecting addicts. It’s hurting their children, who are going into an increasingly beleaguered