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Press Releases

  1. Obama Budget Holds the Line on Investments in Children [March 13, 2014]
  2. Obama Budget Delivers for Children [March 5, 2014]
  3. Urban Institute Report: Tax Reform Critical for Children [September 24, 2013]
  4. Analysis: Appropriations 302(b) Allocations Mean Deep Cuts for Kids [May 22, 2013]
  5. The Senate & House Budgets from a Children’s Perspective [March 20, 2013]
  6. MEDIA ADVISORY: Children & the Federal Budget [March 19, 2013]
  7. House Fiscal Cliff Bills Would Increase Child Poverty [December 20, 2012]
  8. Sequestration would make deep cuts to U.S. kids [September 14, 2012]
  9. Census Data Shows Congress Can Protect Children from Recession: Family Tax Credits, Health Care, and Anti-Poverty Investments Critical, Advocates Say [September 12, 2012]
  10. House Votes to Raise Taxes on Children and Families [August 2, 2012]
  11. Children’s Share of Federal Budget Decreasing, Report Finds [June 27, 2012]
  12. Protect Investments in Child Nutrition, Advocacy Group Tells Senate Committee [April 26, 2012]
  13. House Budget Would Cost Children Billions, New Analysis Shows [March 27, 2012]
  14. New Analysis Shows Obama Budget Continues to Invest in America's Children [February 15, 2012]
  15. Child Poverty in Two Nations: The UK Tackled the Problem, the US Ignored the Crisis [June 16, 2011]
  16. Ryan Budget Threatens Tax Relief for Low-Income Families [April 20, 2011]
  17. Nearly 400 National, State and Local Organizations Urge House Leaders to Hold Children Harmless in FY 2012 Budget Resolution [April 14, 2011]
  18. CHIP FUNDING SLASHED IN 2011 BUDGET COMPROMISE [April 13, 2011]
  19. Leading Children’s Organizations Urge Budget Committee to Hold Children Harmless in FY 2012 Budget Resolution [April 8, 2011]
  20. Ryan Budget Cuts CHIP and Medicaid, Risks the Health of America’s Children [April 7, 2011]
  21. Tax Deal Produces Short-term Aid for Families, Long-term Burden for the Next Generation [December 17, 2010]
  22. Schools Continue to Experience Increased Enrollment of Homeless Students [July 27, 2010]
  23. Two New Reports Reveal Short-Term Gains, But Long-Term Challenges, for Children’s Programs in the Federal Budget [July 14, 2010]
  24. MEDIA ADVISORY: First Focus to Hold Children's Budget Summit [July 12, 2010]
  25. First Focus Urges Immediate Action on “Kid-Fix” Legislation [July 1, 2010]
  26. New Bill Introduced to Call Attention to Federal Investments in Children [April 23, 2010]
  27. Senate Fails Again to Support Working Families [April 21, 2010]
  28. Children Squeezed Out of Federal Budget [September 17, 2009]
  29. First Focus Calls Senate Budget Draft a Step Forward for Children [September 17, 2009]
  30. Senate Budget Amendment Gutting Children's Health Insurance Fails [September 17, 2009]
  31. Congressional Budget Office Confirms That Bush Tax Plan is A Bad Deal for American Children [September 17, 2009]
  32. New Report Indicates Bush Tax Credit Proposal is Bad for America’s Children and Families [September 17, 2009]
  33. Rangel Tax Measure is a Positive First Step for Kids [September 15, 2009]
  34. House Committee Approves Tax Package to Assist Nearly 13 Million Low-Income Children And Families [September 15, 2009]
  35. First Focus Urges Congress to Address Child Tax Credit During AMT Debate [September 14, 2009]
  36. Congress Enacts AMT Modifications Without Child Tax Credit [September 14, 2009]
  37. Election 2008: Candidates Need Child-Friendly Economic Stimulus Plans [September 14, 2009]
  38. Reports Indicate Stimulus Package will Benefit Children and Families [September 14, 2009]
  39. Bush’s 2009 Budget Falls Heavily on Kids [September 14, 2009]
  40. 2009 Congressional Budgets Have Positive Implications for Children [September 14, 2009]
  41. House Approves Child-Friendly Tax Bill [September 14, 2009]
  42. Federal Spending Continues to Shortchange Kids [September 11, 2009]
  43. New Reports Exposing Woeful Trend for Children in the Federal Budget [September 11, 2009]
  44. Children’s Budget Act Receives Outpouring of Support from Leading National Organizations [September 11, 2009]

In the News

  1. Will the President Choose Kids Again? [February 8, 2012]
  2. Medicaid may be a better target for cuts than Medicare [May 9, 2011]
  3. New poll shows strong resistance to cutting children's programs [April 26, 2011]
  4. GOP budget bill slashes CHIP program [April 11, 2011]
  5. Winning the Future for Our Kids [January 28, 2011]
  6. Deficit Reduction: Not at the Cost of Our Children [January 28, 2011]
  7. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: What the 2010 Children's Budget Tells Us [January 25, 2011]
  8. First Focus Releases Children’s Budget 2010 [January 24, 2011]
  9. First Focus: Children’s Budget 2010 [January 24, 2011]
  10. Kids Share 2010 Finds Children Losing Fair Share of Federal Budget [January 24, 2011]
  11. New Reports Predict Downturn in Federal Funding for Children [July 14, 2010]
  12. Obama Wants More Education Money in Economic Stimulus Package [May 6, 2010]
  13. Spending on Children Is Up, but Mandatory Programs Devour Increases [May 6, 2010]

Top of Our List

  1. Those Pesky Facts in the War on Poverty [March 12, 2014]
  2. House Budget Committee Report Understates Effect of Safety Net for Children [March 6, 2014]
  3. The President’s 2015 Budget: A New Initiative to Improve Behavioral Health Outcomes for Foster Youth [March 5, 2014]
  4. Invest in Kids: Restoring the American Dream [March 5, 2014]
  5. Money Matters for Both Senior Citizens and Their Grandkids [February 18, 2014]
  6. FY14 Federal Budget Gives Schools More Flexibility to Serve Homeless Students [January 27, 2014]
  7. Kids’ Advocates: Start Talking Tax Reform [July 10, 2013]
  8. Just Plane Crazy: Congress Protects FAA, Not Kids [April 26, 2013]
  9. Earned Income Tax Credit: a popular program giving millions of families something to look forward to after tax day [April 24, 2013]
  10. Help Protect Our Kids [March 1, 2013]
  11. What do those “other budgets” mean for kids? [March 28, 2012]
  12. King Solomon and the Debt Deal [August 4, 2011]
  13. What will be the impact to children and families if we do not raise the debt ceiling? [July 14, 2011]
  14. Let Them Eat Horses? [June 20, 2011]
  15. Early Childhood Programming and the 2011 Budget - Part II [June 3, 2011]
  16. A Guide to the 2011 Appropriations and Budget Process - Part I [May 31, 2011]
  17. Our Taxes, Our Choices [April 18, 2011]
  18. What the President’s Budget Means for Kids [February 18, 2011]
  19. Winning the Future for Our Kids [January 28, 2011]
  20. The Will of the House? [January 25, 2011]
  21. Where the Economy and Education Meet [January 18, 2011]
  22. New Report Shows Recovery Funding Steadied Health Coverage for Kids [January 13, 2011]
  23. Families Count in the Pentagon Budget [January 4, 2011]
  24. 2010 Kids Policy Roundup [December 23, 2010]
  25. Kids & Families Wait as Congress Settles for a CR [December 21, 2010]
  26. Children's Budget Prorities and the Continuing Resolution [September 30, 2010]

Events

  1. Congressional Briefing: How the Public Views Investments in Children [December 6, 2013]
  2. Briefing - Investing in the Future: Kids and the Federal Budget [March 11, 2013]
  3. National EITC Awareness Day Congressional Briefing [January 16, 2013]
  4. Children's Budget Summit 2012 [May 9, 2012]
  5. Game Change – Health Reform Allows Enrollment in Other Benefits to Leapfrog [September 17, 2010]

Library Items: Reports

  1. Kids' Share 2013 [September 18, 2013]
  2. Children's Budget 2013 [March 20, 2013]
  3. Big Idea: Stop Taxing the Poor [September 24, 2012]
  4. Children, Southwestern States, and the Federalism Problem [September 24, 2012]
  5. Kids' Share 2011 [July 19, 2011]
  6. Children's Budget 2011 [July 19, 2011]
  7. Protecting Children in Tough Economic Times: What Can the United States Learn from Britain? [June 16, 2011]
  8. A Critical Moment: Child & Youth Homelessness in Our Nation's Schools [July 27, 2010]
  9. Kids' Share 2010: Report on Federal Expenditures on Children Through 2009 [July 13, 2010]
  10. Children's Budget 2010 [July 13, 2010]
  11. Children's Budget 2009 [March 15, 2010]
  12. How Capping the Tax Exclusion May Disproportionately Burden Children & Families [March 15, 2010]
  13. History of U.S. Children's Policy [March 15, 2010]
  14. Kids' Share: An Analysis of Federal Expenditures on Children through 2008 [March 15, 2010]
  15. The Federal Budget: Looking Ahead to 2009 [March 15, 2010]
  16. The Child Tax Credit Gap: A Snapshot of Families Left Out [March 15, 2010]
  17. Kids' Share 2008 [March 15, 2010]
  18. Children's Budget 2008 [March 15, 2010]
  19. The Cost of Doing Nothing [March 15, 2010]
  20. An Improved Child Tax Credit: Good for the Economy, Good for Kids [March 15, 2010]
  21. Effective Healthcare Reform Starts with a Tax Fix [March 15, 2010]
  22. Priority of Afterthought? Children and the Federal Budget [March 15, 2010]
  23. Kids' Share 2007 [March 15, 2010]
  24. Cost-Effective Investments in Children [March 15, 2010]

Library Items: Fact Sheets

  1. Income Support in the President’s 2015 Budget [March 31, 2014]
  2. Impact of the President’s FY 2015 Budget Request on Child Welfare Programs [March 21, 2014]
  3. Housing for Children in the President’s 2015 Budget [March 20, 2014]
  4. The President's 2015 Budget [March 13, 2014]
  5. Housing for Children in the President's FY2014 Budget [April 29, 2013]
  6. Child Nutrition in the President’s FY 2014 Budget [April 26, 2013]
  7. Education in the President’s FY 2014 Budget [April 26, 2013]
  8. Children's Health in the President's 2014 Budget [April 19, 2013]
  9. The President's 2014 Budget [April 11, 2013]
  10. Senate Budget Much Better for Kids than House [March 20, 2013]
  11. Kids Lose Billions With Sequester [February 11, 2013]
  12. What Does the Fiscal Cliff Deal Mean for Kids? [January 14, 2013]
  13. Fiscal Cliff Could Plunge Millions of Kids into Poverty [December 18, 2012]
  14. Kids Lose Billions with Sequester [August 24, 2012]
  15. Making Children a Priority in the 2012 Tax Debate [August 1, 2012]
  16. Energy and Commerce Reconciliation Package Targets CHIP and Medicaid, Risks the Health of America's Children [May 2, 2012]
  17. House Budget Forces Deeper Cuts to Child Tax Credit, Child Care, and Child Welfare [April 20, 2012]
  18. House Budget Committee Plan Ends Kids Coverage as We Know It [March 27, 2012]
  19. House Budget Committee Proposal Jeopardizes Billions in Children's Funding [March 26, 2012]
  20. Income Support in the President’s FY 2013 Budget [March 7, 2012]
  21. The President's 2013 Budget [February 15, 2012]
  22. The Important Role of the Child Tax Credit in Reducing Child Poverty [December 9, 2011]
  23. Fiscal Year 2012 Labor, HHS, & Education Appropriations: A Side-by-Side Comparison [October 13, 2011]
  24. Impact of the Debt Ceiling Agreement on Child Health Programs [September 15, 2011]
  25. Chairman Ryan’s Budget: Tax Implications for Children & Families [April 18, 2011]
  26. Cutting Spending for Children will Not Fix Our Budget Problems [April 7, 2011]
  27. Impact of the President’s FY 2012 Budget Request on Early Childhood Programs [February 25, 2011]
  28. Impact of the President's FY 2012 Budget Request on K-12 Programs [February 25, 2011]
  29. Impact of the President's FY 2012 Budget Request on Child Welfare Programs [February 23, 2011]
  30. Impact of the President’s FY 2012 Budget Request on Income Support Programs [February 22, 2011]
  31. Impact of the President’s FY 2012 Budget Request on Children's Housing Programs [February 22, 2011]
  32. Impact of the President's FY 2012 Budget Request on Child Nutrition Programs [February 22, 2011]
  33. Cuts Will Impact Kids [February 18, 2011]
  34. Impact of the President’s FY 2012 Budget Request on Children’s Health Programs [February 17, 2011]
  35. At a Glance: Kids in the President's 2012 Budget [February 17, 2011]
  36. Kids Could Face and Even Bigger Funding Cliff in Fiscal Year 2011 [December 17, 2010]
  37. What the Tax Compromise Means for Children and Working Families [December 17, 2010]
  38. Key Findings: Children's Budget 2009 [March 18, 2010]
  39. Improving the Child & Dependent Care Tax Credit [March 18, 2010]
  40. At A Glance: Kids in the Presidents' 2010 Budget [March 17, 2010]
  41. Stimulus Increases Federal Funding to States for Foster Care and Adoption Assistance [March 17, 2010]
  42. At a Glance: Kids in the Presidents' 2011 Budget [March 17, 2010]
  43. Children in the 2009 Budget: US House of Representatives Omnibus [March 17, 2010]
  44. The Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit [March 17, 2010]
  45. Key Findings: Children's Budget 2008 [March 17, 2010]
  46. Family Tax Policies: What They Are and Why They Matter [March 17, 2010]

Library Items: Legislative Comparisons

  1. The President's 2014 Budget [April 11, 2013]
  2. A Side-by-Side Comparison: Child Related Provisions in the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act [March 23, 2010]

Library Items: Polling and Opinion Research

  1. National Survey Key Findings: Protecting Children's Programs in the Federal Budget [April 26, 2011]
  2. Poll Results: Protecting Children's Programs in the Federal Budget [April 26, 2011]

Library Items: Advertisements

  1. Off to a Good Start [March 17, 2010]
  2. Vote for Me (Emily) [March 17, 2010]
  3. Vote for Me (Jacob) [March 17, 2010]
  4. Looking for Growth? [March 17, 2010]
  5. Leaving Them Shortchanged [March 17, 2010]

Library Items: Letters and Correspondence

  1. Fiscal Cliff "Plan B" Letter to House Members [December 20, 2012]
  2. April 13, 2011: Letter to Speaker Boehner, Minority Leader Pelosi, Chairman Ryan and Ranking Member Van Hollen [April 14, 2011]
  3. April 7, 2011: Letter to Chairman Ryan and Ranking Member Van Hollen [April 8, 2011]
  4. January 22, 2009: Letter to the US Senate [March 23, 2010]
  5. July 28, 2008: Letter to the U.S. Senate [March 23, 2010]
  6. May 19, 2008: Letter to Senate Finance Committee [March 23, 2010]

Library Items: Messaging Resources

  1. Strategic Messaging: Making Children a National Priority [April 29, 2010]

Advertisements

  1. Let's Protect Our Children [January 11, 2013]

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