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New USDA guidelines would boost children’s health

| February 3, 2023 |

Advocate applauds “long overdue” standards First Focus on Children applauds the U.S. Department of Agriculture for its efforts to modernize federal nutrition standards for


Title 42 “is not an immigration policy,” advocate says

| December 21, 2022 |

Courts, Congress and Biden Administration must uphold U.S. tradition of welcome In response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s continuation of the pandemic border restrictions known as


Statement: Youngest children eligible for bivalent COVID-19

| December 9, 2022 |

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration this week authorized bivalent COVID-19 boosters from both Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech for use in children 6 months and older, making


REPORT: Big Ideas 2023 offers fresh proposals for improving the health, safety and well-being of children

| December 8, 2022 |

Today, First Focus on Children releases its 2023 edition of Big Ideas, an occasional series offering fresh proposals for improving the health, safety, and well-being


SCOTUS could scuttle “gold standard” in child welfare

| November 9, 2022 |

Indian Child Welfare Act prioritizes family reunification   The case before the U.S. Supreme Court today challenging a 1978 law governing the welfare of Native


Statement: SCOTUS case threatens more than children’s Medicaid benefits

| November 8, 2022 |

Outcome could “strangle many federal programs that benefit children” In response to the case of Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County, Indiana v.


120 lawmakers propelled record investment in children, new scorecard says

| November 3, 2022 |

Scorecard for 117th ranks members’ commitment to children One-hundred-and-twenty members of Congress helped propel record investment in children this year, according to a new


Statement: Omicron booster efforts could leave children behind

| October 14, 2022 |

Advocate urges “money and mechanisms” to help children access new shot In response to authorization by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that children as


Fix to “family glitch” fulfills a decade of advocacy

| October 11, 2022 |

The Biden Administration today eliminated the “family glitch” from the Affordable Care Act, a flaw that makes health insurance coverage unaffordable for roughly 5


DACA is “in best interests” of children, advocate says

| October 6, 2022 |

Congress must create path to citizenshipCongress must create path to citizenship In response to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals’ complex ruling on the