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Comment on the continuation of the Household Pulse Survey

| July 31, 2020 |

First Focus on Children submitted the following comment to the Office of Management and Budget. Excerpt: The coronavirus pandemic has hit the United States


Comment: Proposed change to National School Lunch & Breakfast Program would weaken school nutrition standards

| April 22, 2020 |

First Focus on Children submitted the following comments in strong opposition to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) “Simplifying Meal Service and Monitoring Requirements


Comment: Considerations for Additional Measures of Poverty

| April 14, 2020 |

First Focus on Children submitted the following comments urging the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to extend or reopen the comment period on


Statement for the Record: Hearing on the way forward on border security

| March 6, 2019 |

First Focus on Children submitted the following statement for the record to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security. Excerpt from the


Statement for the Record: The implications of the reinterpretation of The Flores Settlement Agreement for border security and illegal immigration incentives

| September 18, 2018 |

First Focus on Children submitted the following statement for the record to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Excerpt from the


Congressional Testimony: Comments on the Discussion Draft to Reauthorize the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program

| May 15, 2018 |

First Focus is a bipartisan children’s advocacy organization dedicated to making children and families a priority in federal policy and budget decisions. Our organization


Statement for the Record: Welfare Reform Proposals

| July 21, 2015 |

First Focus submitted comments to the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee Subcommittee on Human Resources on the discussion draft of the Temporary


The Children’s Health Insurance Program: Protecting America’s Children and Families – Bruce Lesley Testimony

| September 16, 2014 |

First Focus president Bruce Lesley was the lead witness at the September 16, 2014 hearing of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee Subcommittee on Health


Investing in our Future: The Impact of Federal Budget Decisions on Children

| June 26, 2013 |

First Focus President Bruce Lesley testified at a June 26, 2013, hearing of the Senate Budget Committee. This first-of-its-kind hearing, chaired by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) examined the impacts of federal budget decisions on America’s children.


First Focus Statement for the Record: Hearing on Supplemental Security Income Benefits for Children

| November 8, 2011 |

First Focus submitted this statement for the record regarding the October 27, 2011, U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Human Resources