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Statement: First Focus on Children’s Response to President Trump’s FY 2021 Budget

| February 10, 2020 |

The proposed budget released today by President Trump takes direct aim at the health and well-being of America’s children. According to the FY 2021

House hearings tackle regulatory threats to children and families

| February 3, 2020 |

Advocates blast policies that harm children WASHINGTON, D.C., February 3 — A broad coalition of nonprofit and faith-based groups from across the nation that

Statement: Medicaid waivers imperil children’s health coverage

| January 30, 2020 |

Below please find the statement of Bruce Lesley, president of First Focus on Children, regarding today’s rollout by the Trump Administration of new Medicaid

Statement: Congress must block funding for public charge rule

| January 27, 2020 |

The Supreme Court’s decision to allow the Trump Administration’s public charge rule to proceed puts the health and well-being of millions of children in

Ruling on Affordable Care Act Endangers Children

| December 19, 2019 |

Statement from Bruce Lesley, President, First Focus on Children WASHINGTON, D.C. — In declaring the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate unconstitutional and returning the

Statement: First Focus on Children Calls on Administration to Stick to Plan to Ban All Flavored E-Cigarettes

| November 22, 2019 |

After today’s discussion in the White House regarding the vaping epidemic that has led roughly 5 million children to use e-cigarettes, Bruce Lesley, president

First Focus on Children hails injunction on public charge

| October 11, 2019 |

Bruce Lesley, president of First Focus on Children, made the following statement about today’s injunction of the Trump Administration’s public charge rule: “We are

2019 Children’s Budget shows spending on debt outstrips spending on kids for first time

| September 10, 2019 |

CONTACT: Michele Kayal,, 703-919-8778. WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 — The 2019 Children’s Budget book, released today by the bipartisan advocacy group First Focus on

First Focus on Children calls for urgent action to address rise in uninsured children

| September 10, 2019 |

Contact: Michele Kayal,, text/call: 703-919-8778 The U.S. Census Bureau today released 2018 data that show the number of children without health insurance in America

Alarming 2018 Census data spurs new call for national poverty targets

| September 10, 2019 |

CONTACT: Michele Kayal,, call/text: 703-919-8778 WASHINGTON — Data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau illustrates the failure of our government to lead