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A children’s budget is a deliberate and full accounting of all the money spent on and for children. Because such spending is spread out over many departments and dozens of bureaus, there currently is no simple way to evaluate the overall level of federal investment in children. Comparing levels across years is an equally difficult task. A children’s budget would gather together the diverse sources of funding for children’s programs in one place to communicate a clear picture of the federal investment in America’s young people.
The Children’s Budget Act would amend section 31 U.S.C. 1105 of the United States Code to require the inclusion of a “Children’s Budget” as part of the President’s annual budget request. This fact sheet provides an overview of the legislation and outlines the impact it will have on children and families.
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) was honored July 14 as a Champion for Children at a summit hosted by the bipartisan children’s advocacy organization First Focus.
“I have always believed that as an elected official it is my responsibility to advocate for those in the dawn of their lives and ensure that the well-being of children and families remains a priority,” said Sen. Casey. “With that said, it is both humbling and a great honor to receive the Champion for Children Award from First Focus.”
“Senator Bob Casey has raised the profile of children’s issues in Congress and served as a true leader on issues of importance to our nation’s children,” said Bruce Lesley, president of First Focus. “We thank Senator Casey for his unflagging commitment to making America’s children a top priority of our nation.” ...
The First Focus Campaign for Children collaborated with messaging expert Dr. Drew Westen, to identify messages that effectively communicate the needs of America’s children in a way that will resonate with policymakers, media, and the public. This PowerPoint presentation outlines the results from our research and provides examples of effective messages.