First Focus President Bruce Lesley testified at a June 26, 2013, hearing of the Senate Budget Committee. This first-of-its-kind hearing, chaired by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) examined the impacts of federal budget decisions on America's children. The attached document includes his testimony as prepared for delivery, as well as appendices submitted to the committee. A complete witness list, all witnesses' prepared testimony, and Chairwoman Murray's opening statement are available on the committee's website. The committee has also prepared a hearing wrapup, offering helpful background and context.
- Download the testimony given by Mr. Lesley here.