Press Releases

Bill Would Improve Higher Ed Access

January 16, 2014

Washington – United States Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Congressman Jared Polis (D-Colo.) introduced legislation today to support states invested in higher education access for all students, including undocumented students.

Ayotte Amendment Would Increase Child Poverty

January 8, 2014

Washington – An amendment authored by U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) would deny children access to the refundable Child Tax Credit (CTC). The amendment, filed for possible consideration during Senate floor debate over legislation to restore military pension benefits, would make millions of children – the vast majority of whom are United States citizens – ineligible for the refundable CTC if their parents file federal income tax returns using an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), instead of a Social Security Number.

Members of Congress Recognized as Champions for Children

December 11, 2013

Washington — Today, the First Focus Campaign for Children, a national bipartisan children’s advocacy group, recognized 100 Members of Congress for leadership on issues important to children during 2013.

“Lots of politicians talk about kids’ issues, but few back it up,” said Bruce Lesley, president of the Campaign for Children. “Champions and Defenders delivered for kids.”

Voters Want Budget Solutions that Protect Children

December 11, 2013

Washington – As Congress works to deliver a budget compromise before Friday’s deadline, a nationwide poll released today by the bipartisan children’s advocacy organization First Focus Campaign for Children shows broad support protecting for federal investments in America’s children.