Bruce Lesley, president of First Focus on Children, released the following statement regarding President Biden’s budget proposal: 

“The budget released this afternoon by President Biden acknowledges the long-neglected need to invest in our nation’s children. We’re particularly pleased to see expansions and improvements to the Child Tax Credit and other mechanisms that help children and the people who care for them, as well as paid leave, child care and other initiatives. As we sift through the document’s details, we hope to find a reversal of the downward investment trend that has held our children back for so many years.”