2018 Children’s Budget Summit Highlights: It’s Time to Stop Shortchanging Our Children

Last week, First Focus hosted the 2018 Children’s Budget Summit to introduce the 11th annual release of its signature publication, Children’s Budget 2018, which captures recent spending trends across nearly 200 federal programs benefitting...

House TANF Bill Does Not Go Far Enough in Reducing Child Poverty

Last week, the House Ways & Means Committee passed the Joining Opportunity with Benefits and Services (JOBS) for Success Act (H.R. 5861), which reauthorizes the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program for five...
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Doctor’s Diagnosis: GOP Health Plan Hurts Poor Kids, Families

It’s a rainy weekday morning in North Philadelphia, and once again, as I have been doing for the last 15 years, I sign on to our electronic health-records database and prepare for the 26...


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