House to vote on bill to improve school lunches

Congress is poised to give President Barack Obama–along with his wife, Michelle –a congressional victory as the House takes up legislation to push greasy foods off the school lunch line and sugary drinks out of vending machines, the Associated Press reports. The president met with liberal Democrats Tuesday in a last minute push to unite his party in support of a $4.5 billion child nutrition bill that would improve lunches in schools and expand feeding programs for low-income students. Many Democrats signaled opposition to the legislation in September because it is partially paid for with cuts in future funding for food stamps. But several of them have now said they will support the bill after the Republican victories in the November elections. Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., was one Democrat who came around after meeting with Obama Tuesday. The White House has said it will find other vehicles to restore the food stamp cuts…

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