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Statement: Biden budget will “fuel investment” in our children

Federal Budget

After studying President Biden’s FY 2023 budget proposal, released this week, First Focus on Children President Bruce Lesley offers the following statement: 

“We’re pleased that President Biden’s FY 2023 budget supports the groundbreaking initiatives he promised the American people when he ran for office and in his legislation since, including high-quality affordable child care, enhancing the child tax credit, and other child-centered measures. We’re particularly encouraged that the proposal contains a critical increase in IDEA funding, money to double the number of mental health professionals in schools, and a significant increase in non-defense discretionary spending that will fuel investment in our children. We are hopeful the Administration will continue to prioritize child-centered measures and will work with Congress to ensure that they meet the growing needs of our children.”