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Statement: Senate package good first step for kids but children need more robust measures

| March 26, 2020 

We commend Senate lawmakers’ unanimous passage of the $2 trillion coronavirus emergency bill, and even more, for using it to offer relief to America’s


Statement for the Record: Ways & Means Subcommittee on Worker and Family Support Hearing on Combatting Child Poverty

| March 25, 2020 

Excerpt: As members of the U.S. Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG), a coalition of national organizations dedicated to addressing child poverty in the United


Letter: Prioritize the well-being of children as you respond to the Coronavirus outbreak.

| March 20, 2020 

First Focus Campaign for Children sent the following letter to Congressional leaders in both houses, urging them to prioritize the well-being of children in


Statement: Congress’s coronavirus response is a good first step, but bigger, bolder measures are needed

| March 18, 2020 

We applaud Congress for passing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, providing families and children with increased food and nutrition assistance, supplemental state funding


First Focus Campaign for Children identifies 120 lawmakers who prioritize children

| March 12, 2020 

In 2019, nearly one-in-six of our nation’s children lived in poverty. The number of kids without health insurance rose to more than 4 million,


Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) would become permanent under bipartisan bill

| March 11, 2020 

A bipartisan team of lawmakers have introduced a bill to make the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) permanent, a move overwhelmingly supported by pediatricians,