First Focus

Type: Organization
Name: First Focus
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Senator Tom Udall Endorses Bipartisan Bill to Give Child-Serving Organizations Access to Federal Background Checks of New Employees and Volunteers

U.S. Senator Tom Udall has announced that he is cosponsoring bipartisan legislation that would enable children's groups, summer camps, and other youth-serving non-profit associations to gain access to federal criminal background checks on new employees ... [Published Noodls - Aug 27 2014]
Entities: Tom Udall, Organism, Federal
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Teachers, Like Mr. Keating, Deserve Due Process, Support, and Our Respect

Co-authored by Kevin Lindsey of First FocusAs the nation pays tribute to and reflects on the life and work of Robin Williams, it is notable that Williams earned Academy Award nominations and one Oscar for his incredible portrayal of teachers dedicated ... [Published Huffington Post - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

AAPCC Joins 30-member Sign-on Letter Supporting the Child Nicotine Poison Prevention Act of 2014

30-member group sign-on letter expresses support for Senator Bill Nelson and his introduction of the Child Nicotine Poison Prevention Act of 2014 The American Association of Poison Control Centers is pleased to be a part of a 30-member group sign-on letter ... [Published PRWeb - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

Time to give your policy a check-up

THE health insurance market continues to be challenging and complex for consumers. THE health insurance market continues to be challenging and complex for consumers. The upward pressure on rates continues unabated, with multiple increases across all four ... [Published Irish Independent - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 12 2014 - 1 reports

Save Foster Children From The Streets

"One more thug off the streets."Those were the words used to describe the death of a young man whom I had spent time in foster care with. He was shot to death after an alleged robbery. Out of respect for his family and his privacy, I won't speculate on ... [Published Hartford Courant - Aug 12 2014]
First reported Aug 04 2014 - Updated Aug 04 2014 - 1 reports

Colorado’s public health insurance more affordable, better coverage for kids than marketplace plans

Affordable Care Act health insurance exchange marketplaces have fewer child-specific benefits and dramatically higher out-of-pocket costs than the Children’s Health Insurance Program coverage, according to a new report.Jointly funded by the federal government ... [Published Summit Daily News - Aug 04 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 2 reports

New Study: Children's Health Insurance Program Offers Lower Costs and More ... - Insurance News Net

Early Years Cook's TrainingGrub4life offer a range of specialist cookery master classes and ...General NewsNew Study: Children's Health Insurance Program Offers Lower Costs and More ...Insurance News Net"CHIP is a bipartisan health plan that works for ... [Published Grub4Life - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Comparing CHIP with Marketplace Coverage

Since it was adopted more than 15 years ago, CHIP has brought quality, affordable coverage to millions of children whose families earn too much to enroll in Medicaid.  This year, with marketplaces now up and running, a new coverage option is available ... [Published Georgetown University CCF - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

A Small Step Towards Peace from Red Letter Christians

This Woman Forgave the Drugged Driver Who Killed Her Spouse -- And Is Starting a MovementIn honor of her husband, Erin hopes to create a movement in which people live lives full of compassion, everyday miracle, adventure, and being "bold and authentically ... [Published Huffington Post - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 2 reports

Portman, Feinstein Introduce Bill to Ensure Homeless Children, Families Are Eligible for Assistance

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) along with U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) introduced the Homeless Children and Youth Act, a bill to expand the definition of homelessness used by the U.S. Department of Housing and ... [Published Noodls - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

First budgetary concern should be our children

U.S. Rep. Lloyd DoggettJust like in our own homes, putting the needs and priorities of our children should come first when Congress makes federal budgetary decisions.Recently, I spoke at the First Focus Children’s National Budget Summit and emphasized ... [Published San Marcos Daily Record - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 01 2014 - Updated Jul 01 2014 - 2 reports

Deficits Are Scary, But Spending Cuts Are Even Scarier

It has been clear for at least a year that the focus of the nation on reducing the federal debt has vanished. The speeches of policymakers, the House and Senate legislative agendas, the content of the nation's debate forums, and the rhetoric of President ... [Published Brookings Topics - The Federal Budget and Seque ... - Jul 01 2014]

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...Girls Scouts should be able to access this federal background check data to fully screen applicants for jobs that serve our children," said Udall. "Youth clubs and camps help kids grow into engaged community members, and I am proud to support this legislation that will help protect our children from criminals that have no place in their lives."
..." They are also described as "someone you can talk to," an adult who "gets me," or someone who "got me to think about things in a new and different way."
...Nelson introduced S 2581 on the Senate floor. Speaking at a press conference in Tampa, Fla., the next day, Sen. Nelson questioned, "If we childproof other medicines, like (acetaminophen) and aspirin, why in the world wouldn't we do this?"
"Having one policy is expensive enough, but finding yourself locked into two policies is a scenario you want to avoid" Goode says. From the start of this month VHI will be offering half-price cover on all its plans for children and students

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Senator Tom Udall Endorses Bipartisan Bill to G... [Published Noodls - Aug 27 2014]
Teachers, Like Mr. Keating, Deserve Due Process... [Published Huffington Post - Aug 22 2014]
AAPCC Joins 30-member Sign-on Letter Supporting... [Published PRWeb - Aug 19 2014]
Time to give your policy a check-up [Published Irish Independent - Aug 14 2014]
More Evidence that Medicaid and CHIP offer Bett... [Published Georgetown University CCF - Aug 12 2014]
Save Foster Children From The Streets [Published Hartford Courant - Aug 12 2014]
A Brief Stop at a Federal Detention Facility, o... [Published Lawyers, Guns & Money - Aug 05 2014]
Colorado’s public health insurance more afforda... [Published Summit Daily News - Aug 04 2014]
The highs and lows of hybrid cloud [Published Computer Reseller News Australia - Aug 03 2014]
Pallone, Waxman Introduce Legislation to Contin... [Published Insurance News Net - Aug 01 2014]
New Study: Children's Health Insurance Program ... [Published Grub4Life - Jul 30 2014]
New Study: Children's Health Insurance Program ... [Published Insurance News Net - Jul 30 2014]
Comparing CHIP with Marketplace Coverage [Published Georgetown University CCF - Jul 30 2014]
A Small Step Towards Peace from Red Letter Chri... [Published Huffington Post - Jul 29 2014]
They Are Children [Published Huffington Post - Jul 29 2014]
25 best apps to keep kids entertained while tra... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 28 2014]
Begich Introduces Bill to Provide Aid to Thousa... [Published Noodls - Jul 26 2014]
RELEASE: Daniella Gibbs Léger to Lead Communica... [Published Center for American Progress - Jul 25 2014]
Portman, Feinstein Introduce Bill to Ensure Hom... [Published Noodls - Jul 25 2014]
Improving Economic Opportunity [Published Center for American Progress - Jul 24 2014]
Feinstein, Portman Introduce Bill to Expand Eli... [Published Noodls - Jul 24 2014]
Indusface Unveils 7 Habits of Highly Effective ... [Published Prlog - Jul 24 2014]
First budgetary concern should be our children [Published San Marcos Daily Record - Jul 21 2014]
Deficits Are Scary, But Spending Cuts Are Even ... [Published Brookings Topics - The Federal Budget and Seque ... - Jul 01 2014]
Deficits Are Scary, But Spending Cuts Are Even ... [Published Brookings Latest From Brookings - Jul 01 2014]
Tabtor Launches Tutoring Academy for Residentia... [Published PRWeb - Jun 19 2014]
This is Probably a Good Time to Say That I Don&... [Published blog.pmarca.com - Jun 13 2014]
On the Move [Published Argus Leader - Dec 23 2013]
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A Brief Stop at a Federal Detention Facility, o... [Published Lawyers, Guns & Money - Aug 05 2014]
About two weeks ago I pledged to go on blogging hiatus and try to ignore the Internets in order to vacation with my family. However, while traveling south from Colorado with my partner and son last week, I ran across  this post  by LGM’s Erik Loomis, ...
Deficits Are Scary, But Spending Cuts Are Even ... [Published Brookings Topics - The Federal Budget and Seque ... - Jul 01 2014]
It has been clear for at least a year that the focus of the nation on reducing the federal debt has vanished. The speeches of policymakers, the House and Senate legislative agendas, the content of the nation's debate forums, and the rhetoric of President ...
Deficits Are Scary, But Spending Cuts Are Even ... [Published Brookings Latest From Brookings - Jul 01 2014]
It has been clear for at least a year that the focus of the nation on reducing the federal debt has vanished. The speeches of policymakers, the House and Senate legislative agendas, the content of the nation's debate forums, and the rhetoric of President ...
This is Probably a Good Time to Say That I Don&... [Published blog.pmarca.com - Jun 13 2014]
Image: Tobias Higbie   THE ROBOT TWEETSTORMS by @PMARCA One of the most interesting topics in modern times is the “robots eat all the jobs” thesis. It boils down to this: Computers can increasingly substitute for human labor, thus displacing ...
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