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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

Rep. Green Recognized as a Champion for Children

May 9, 2014
Press Release

(Washington, D.C.)—Today, the First Focus Campaign for Children (FFCC), a bipartisan children’s advocacy group, recognized Congressman Gene Green for his leadership on issues important to children in 2013.

In recognizing him as a Champion of Children, the advocacy group cited Congressman Green’s leadership on policy issues important to children’s growth and development. During the 113th Congress, he has continued to work on early childhood education expansion and introduced bipartisan legislation to stabilize the Children’s Health Insurance Program through continuous enrollment, which would help 19 million children nationwide who have unstable coverage.

“We’re honored to be working alongside great organizations like the Campaign for Children to build a strong and stable future for children,” Green said.  “We’re thankful for the hard work and dedication from groups like these and my colleagues in Congress who are also working toward this goal.”

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

The Campaign for Children’s top federal priority areas include child health, child nutrition, early childhood education, child housing needs, reducing child poverty, family tax credits, addressing child abuse and neglect, and protecting the rights of immigrant children.