Congress sends child nutrition bill to Obama

AP: More children will eat lunches and dinners at school under legislation passed Thursday by the House and sent to the president, part of first lady Michelle Obama’s campaign to end childhood hunger and fight childhood obesity.

The $4.5 billion bill approved by the House 264-157 would also try to cut down on greasy foods and extra calories by giving the government power to decide what kinds of foods may be sold in vending machines and lunch lines….

The first lady said in a statement after the vote that she was “thrilled” about House passage. She called the bill “a groundbreaking piece of bipartisan legislation that will significantly improve the quality of meals that children receive at school.”

The Senate passed the legislation in August. Republicans attempted to send the bill back to the Senate on Wednesday — instead of straight to President Barack Obama — by using a procedural maneuver to try and amend it with language that would require background checks for child care workers.

Democrats said the amendment was an attempt to kill the bill in the last few weeks of the congressional session because there would be no time for the Senate to pass it again and send it back to the House. They avoided the Senate detour and gave members of their party political cover by passing the background checks in a separate bill Thursday.


Thank you for the GREAT news Donna

14 Responses to “magnificent!!!!”

  1. 1 CR
    December 2, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    YEAH! Wonderful news!

  2. 2 Sue in Minnesota
    December 2, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    Awesome !

  3. 3 Kelly
    December 2, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    This is major celebratory news CS. We need a more epic title. So happy right now. GO Michelle!!!!

  4. December 2, 2010 at 6:31 pm


  5. 8 Perry
    December 2, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Somebody shove some lettuce in Sarah’s mouth please.

  6. 10 vitaminlover
    December 2, 2010 at 10:21 pm


  7. 11 vitaminlover
    December 2, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    I like the way the Secret Service Guy is standing there looking so serious in the first picture.

  8. 12 Dia
    December 2, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Gooooooo FLOTUS!!

  9. 13 Titti
    December 3, 2010 at 9:12 am

    Good news all around.

  10. 14 Perry
    December 3, 2010 at 10:30 am

    vitaminlover you are right about the Secret Service Guy….in case any of those adorable kids “try” anything!

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