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Children’s Budget 2022 finds record-breaking investment in children

| October 5, 2022 |

Federal spending on children broke records during the pandemic, a new report from First Focus on Children finds, but Congress is quickly abandoning that

Statement: Today’s White House hunger conference must outline clear solutions for children

| September 28, 2022 |

In anticipation of today’s White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health, First Focus on Children President Bruce Lesley issued the following statement: “Today’s

CHIP, Medicaid kept children insured

| September 21, 2022 |

Data released today show the number of U.S. children without health insurance declined for the first time in at least four years in 2021,

Child poverty drops to historic lows, Census reports

| September 13, 2022 |

Decline proves “child poverty is a policy decision” U.S. child poverty dropped to the lowest rate ever recorded, according to government figures released today,

CHIP, Medicaid changes to benefit millions of children

| September 1, 2022 |

Administration proposal tackles core issues plaguing programs In response to the Biden Administration’s announcement that it will streamline and standardize policies for Medicaid and

DACA final rule affirms program is “right, legal, and a protection”

| August 25, 2022 |

 In response to the Biden Administration’s release of a final rule on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, First Focus on Children President Bruce

Statement: “Truth-telling” is first step to justice for children in treatment centers

| July 27, 2022 |

In response to the investigation of children’s treatment centers launched by Sens. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Ron Wyden (D-OR), First Focus on Children President

New report shows uninsured children could double — Black, Latino children to lead the loss

| July 18, 2022 |

Medicaid has long been the largest insurer of American children, with more than 35 million enrolled. The pandemic increased those numbers — and children’s urgent

Statement: SCOTUS ends “Remain in Mexico” policy

| July 1, 2022 |

The Supreme Court ruled this morning that President Biden can end the Trump Administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy, which forced asylum seekers arriving at

Statement: 5-and-under vaccine recommendation is “good first step

| June 16, 2022 |

 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s vaccine advisory committee today recommended the authorization of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for use in children 5 and under. The panel is expected