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ANALYSIS: Children denied fair share of federal spending for 5th consecutive year

| July 6, 2020 |

The share of U.S. federal spending on children has hit its lowest level in five years, according to new research from First Focus on


Statement: Foster care order misses the mark

| July 2, 2020 |

The Administration’s recent Executive Order regarding the child welfare system acknowledges several important shortfalls, but sadly misses the opportunity to make real progress toward


Statement: 3 million kids at risk from Trump Administration position

| June 26, 2020 |

The Trump Administration late last night filed a brief with the Supreme Court urging repeal of the Affordable Care Act. While not surprising, the stance remains


Statement: After DACA decision, Congress now must act

| June 18, 2020 |

The following is a statement from First Focus on Children President Bruce Lesley on today’s SCOTUS decision to uphold DACA: “We are very pleased


Statement: Systemic racism traumatizes our children

| June 1, 2020 |

The following is a response from Bruce Lesley, President, First Focus on Children, to recent events:  “The pain of the last few days reminds


Statement: Children need the U.S. to support WHO more than ever

| June 1, 2020 |

 The following is a statement from Bruce Lesley, President, First Focus on Children, in response to the United States’ withdrawal from the World Health


Amicus brief urges SCOTUS to preserve Affordable Care Act

| May 13, 2020 |

Child advocates argue ACA dramatically improved children’s health and lives First Focus on Children and The Children’s Partnership today filed a friend-of-the-court brief urging


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