Letter: Opposition to H.R. 3
First Focus Campaign for Children stands with more than 500 other national, state, and local organizations from across the country that wrote a letter to Congress in opposition to the $7 billion in CHIP cuts proposed in H.R. 3. As the letter reads, “The nine million children and families who depend on CHIP have already faced months of uncertainty, when its funding expired before Congress took long-overdue action to extend CHIP funding for ten years. After breathing a short sign of relief, however, the long-term stability and protection these families fought to ensure is once again in jeopardy. Our organizations urge you to protect children and families, and to reject any proposed cuts to the Children’s Health Insurance Program.