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Bob Menéndez and Kamala Harris Focus on Children

Bob Menéndez and Kamala Harris Focus on Children

Senators Kamala Harris (D-CA), Bob Menéndez (D-NJ), and Bob Casey (D-PA) introduced the Children’s Budget Act and the Focus on Children Act, a package of bills designed to shine a light on and provide a full accounting of all federal funding that is spent on behalf children. The legislation would require the president’s budget request to include a separate accounting of proposed spending on children and pOptionsrovide a similar accounting from the Congressional Budget Office on legislation before Congress. Menéndez said, “The well-being of America’s children cannot continue to be an afterthought, but must be a national priority.  It should be the responsibility of every president, regardless of party, to outline how their proposals would impact our youngest generation.”Children currently represent 24% of the U.S. population. Yet, according to estimates from First Focus, programs that help children are getting a smaller and smaller share of the federal budget. “One of our government’s top priority should be the health and well-being of children. This Administration’s policies – from threatening CHIP funding to separating children from their parents at the border – demonstrate how far they are from that goal,” said Harris. “We need complete transparency of the resources or lack thereof our government put into our children.” More here.

Oprah is Now One of the World's 500 Richest People

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States and Others Continue Fight Against Family Separations

States and Others Continue Fight Against Family Separations