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Census Data Highlights Devastating Effect of Poverty on Children

| September 12, 2017 |

WASHINGTON–New data published today from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that 18 percent of American children—13.3 million—lived below the poverty line in 2016, a slight decrease from


Trump DACA Move Jeopardizes the Lives of Hundreds of Thousands of Children & Families

| September 5, 2017 |

WASHINGTON–President Trump announced today that he will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) affecting nearly 800,000 young people and their families. First Focus


Children’s Groups Urge Quick Bipartisan 5-Year CHIP Extension

| August 4, 2017 |

First Focus and leading organizations dedicated to the well-being of children are calling on Congress to immediately enact a five-year extension of CHIP funding.


The “Better” Care Act is Worse for Kids. A Lot Worse.

| June 22, 2017 |

WASHINGTON—The Senate’s so-called Better Care Reconciliation Act would be devastating for children’s health in America. First Focus President Bruce Lesley says: “There is not a single


First Focus and 1200+ Groups tell Congress: Save CHIP

| June 12, 2017 |

WASHINGTON–More than 1,200 organizations from all 50 states today sent a letter to Congressional leaders urging them to protect the 8.9 million children who


CBO Round Two: Same Raw Deal for Kids & Families

| May 24, 2017 |

(WASHINGTON, DC) – The revised score from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) for the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA) estimates that 23 million Americans


First Focus: Budget Deal Keeps Vital Children’s Programs Funded

| May 1, 2017 |

WASHINGTON—First Focus, a nonpartisan advocacy group working to make children and families a priority in federal policy and budget decisions, welcomed parts of the


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