Letter in support of the Focus on Children Act
 

The Focus on Children Act would direct the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to submit annual, separate studies and reports to Congress that would provide detailed analysis of the diverse funding streams for children’s programs across the federal government. The Focus on Children Act also would ensure that the data and spending trends identified by CBO would be available to the public, and communicate a clear and comprehensive picture of the share of federal dollars benefitting America’s young people. This legislation is one easy, efficient step to help policymakers evaluate where children truly stand in our national priorities.

Letter to Congress: On Appropriations

The Children’s Budget Coalition wrote the following letter to Congress urging House and Senate leadership, chairs and ranking members of the appropriations committees, and cardinals and members of the appropriations subcommittees overseeing the majority of children’s programs to prioritize children during the FY 19 appropriations process.  

Letter to Congress: On the Omnibus

 

The Children’s Budget Coalition wrote a letter to Leadership urging them to pass an omnibus spending deal for FY 18 that upholds the 2018 Bipartisan Budget Agreement so that they can make much needed investments in children’s programs.

Letter to Congress: Put Children First in Your Budget

On February 6, 2018, the Children's Budget Coalition sent a letter to leaders of Congress urging them to put children first in the Fiscal Year (FY) 18 and FY 19 budget and appropriations processes

On November 1, 2017, the Children's Budget Coalition sent a letter to leaders of the House urging them to stop the federal divestment in programs that help children.

 

On November 1, 2017, the Children's Budget Coalition sent this letter to Senate leaders.

Letter: FY18 Budget Blueprint

On March 15, 2017, members of the Children's Budget Coalition sent a letter to Mick Mulvaney, Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget expressing concerns about the allocations for children in the President's FY18 budget blueprint. 

 
 
 

Letter: Investing in Their Future

On January 23, 2017, members of the Children's Budget Coalition sent a letter to the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Budget Mike Enzi and Ranking Member Bernie Sanders. The letter raised concerns of divestment trends for children in the federal budget. 

 

Letter: Investing in Our Children's Future

On December 6, 2016, members of the Children's Budget Coalition sent a letter to leaders of the US Senate and the House of Representatives to indicate the coalition's opposition to the decision to pass a second Continuing Resolution to fund Fiscal Year 2017.

 
 

Letter: Continuing Resolution for FY17

On September 14, 2016, members of the Children's Budget Coalition sent a letter to leaders of the US Senate and the House of Representatives to urge prioritization of children in the 12 appropriations bills for fiscal year 2017.