First Focus on Children submitted the following comment to the Office of Management and Budget to stress the need for long-term access to frequent and timely data and offer recommendations on specific changes to the survey.

Excerpt from the Comment:

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Census Household Pulse survey has been critical to understanding the repercussions of this public health crisis on child health and economic stability, including the impact of relief measures included in the American Rescue Plan Act and other legislation passed by Congress. We thank you for your thoughtful undertaking of the revision of this survey in Phase 3.5 to account for changes in the way that COVID-19 is impacting households with children, and appreciate the opportunity to comment to the proposed changes for this next phase.

Read the full comment.