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House GOP scuttles nutrition bill at center of first lady's anti-obesity drive
The Hill ^

Posted on 12/01/2010 2:35:58 PM PST by Sub-Driver

House GOP scuttles nutrition bill at center of first lady's anti-obesity drive By Russell Berman - 12/01/10 04:21 PM ET

House Republicans on Wednesday scuttled a Democratic bid to pass a child nutrition bill that’s at the center of first lady Michelle Obama’s anti-obesity agenda.

The $4.5 billion legislation, which has already been approved unanimously by the Senate, expands eligibility and funding for school lunch programs. Democrats had expected it to pass on Wednesday and be sent to President Obama for his signature, but Republicans used their last chance to amend the bill to offer a motion that would require criminal background checks for childcare workers and would have removed the federal mandate for paid meals in schools.

When Democrats saw that the poison-pill amendment was headed for passage, they pulled the bill off the floor, a Democratic aide said.

"I am disappointed Republicans chose to play politics with a bill that enjoys strong bipartisan support and would increase access to school meal programs, improve the standards of food provided, and help reduce childhood obesity,” Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said. “The real purpose of this motion to recommit was to delay this bipartisan bill from being signed into law.”

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Meanies..........and it's for the children...
1 posted on 12/01/2010 2:36:00 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Appalling to think that democrats did NOT want criminal background checks for child care workers.


2 posted on 12/01/2010 2:39:25 PM PST by Carley (IT'S THREAT ANALYSIS, NOT RACIAL PROFILING)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hooray for the GOP
there is nothing wrong with either amendment they added

good to see some backbone


3 posted on 12/01/2010 2:39:31 PM PST by RWGinger
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To: Sub-Driver

We’ll eat what we want, Steny


4 posted on 12/01/2010 2:39:36 PM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Sub-Driver

Great news. It’s past time to eliminate the Department of Education. The federal government has NO BUSINESS getting involved in education.

Instead of taxing everyone, taking 9/10 of it for its own use, and passing back 1/10 to the states to help pay for education, just cut federal taxes, and raise them a little at the state and local levels to make up for the lost “subsidies.” Far more efficient. Far less invasive.


5 posted on 12/01/2010 2:41:13 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: Carley
Looking back I think isn't the first time the Democrats have come out against criminal background checks for "child care providers" (which would, of course, include NEA teachers).

Oh the humanity ~ Democrats protecting criminals in public contact jobs one child at a time.

6 posted on 12/01/2010 2:43:14 PM PST by muawiyah (GIT OUT THE WAY ~ REPUBLICANS COMIN' THROUGH)
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To: Sub-Driver

MOFAT


7 posted on 12/01/2010 2:43:48 PM PST by FrankR (Don't let the bastards wear you down!)
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To: Cicero

At my nephew school everyone gets free breakfast and lunch even though they can afford it.


8 posted on 12/01/2010 2:44:36 PM PST by GreaterSwiss
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To: Sub-Driver

“When Democrats saw that the poison-pill amendment was headed for passage...”

Uh, NOTHING can pass without Democrat support.

“House bipartisans scuttle nutrition bill...”

Those evil bipartisans...


9 posted on 12/01/2010 2:45:12 PM PST by mrsmith
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To: Cicero


10 posted on 12/01/2010 2:45:22 PM PST by Diogenesis ('Freedom is the light of all sentient beings.' - Optimus Prime)
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To: Sub-Driver

“and help reduce childhood obesity”

If you want to see fat look at federal bureaucrats. Capt. Ahab would be in his element if you let him loose with a harpoon on the whales at the ATF.


11 posted on 12/01/2010 2:46:43 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: Sub-Driver

Hartless Republicans...


12 posted on 12/01/2010 2:47:02 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Bravo.


13 posted on 12/01/2010 2:47:43 PM PST by SC_Pete
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To: FrankR

ROTFL!......priceless Frank, just priceless!


14 posted on 12/01/2010 2:50:12 PM PST by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: Sub-Driver

*Whew* I was really sweating it out there...


15 posted on 12/01/2010 2:50:56 PM PST by McKayopectate
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To: Sub-Driver

Good job GOP.


16 posted on 12/01/2010 2:54:25 PM PST by earlJam
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To: Sub-Driver

How did it get unanimous Senate support. Didn’t any of the senators up for election in two years learn anything?


17 posted on 12/01/2010 2:55:42 PM PST by stevem
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To: Sub-Driver

“I am disappointed Republicans chose to play politics with a bill”........starting in January I’m hoping to hear that “well worn” phrase from the Democrats being used every day.


18 posted on 12/01/2010 2:56:21 PM PST by radioone (Proud to be an enemy of Obama)
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To: Sub-Driver
A suggestion for fellow freepers...

Once the Republicans take charge of the House in January, don't use the phrase “for the children” as part of a drinking game. Pelosi and Reid will be using it so many times a day, with the press repeating ad infinitum, you won't sober up until the next election cycle.

19 posted on 12/01/2010 3:00:04 PM PST by Tex-Con-Man
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To: muawiyah

And to call this requirement a POISON PILL is so beyond the pale.


20 posted on 12/01/2010 3:00:36 PM PST by Carley (IT'S THREAT ANALYSIS, NOT RACIAL PROFILING)
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To: Sub-Driver

“I am disappointed Republicans chose to play politics with a bill that enjoys strong bipartisan support...”

But you pulled the amended bill because it was GOING TO PASS!! That’s not playing politics, Hoyer?

Liberalism is a mental disease!


21 posted on 12/01/2010 3:01:30 PM PST by SwinneySwitch (Nemo me impune lacessit)
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To: Sub-Driver

Who gave these guys their b*lls back?

Way to go!


22 posted on 12/01/2010 3:03:34 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (0bama thought he'd find "common ground" on 0bamaCare because of ROMNEYCARE!)
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To: Carley
"democrats did NOT want criminal background checks for child care workers"

In most inner-city schools, criminal background checks on the "children" who would get the free food would probably result in them being found to be in school, with outstanding Warrants and/or multiple prior convictions/plea deals.

Same can be said for the voters there, too.

23 posted on 12/01/2010 3:04:28 PM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Sub-Driver

The comments, after the article, are really good. Don’t miss them.


24 posted on 12/01/2010 3:16:21 PM PST by i_dont_chat ("The Jihadists are coming!" "The Jihadists are coming!" In my best Paul Revere imitation.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Common Sense 1 - Nanny State 0


25 posted on 12/01/2010 3:21:26 PM PST by AZhardliner
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To: Sub-Driver
Another communists plot foiled. Many Americans are naive nitwits and cannot see that these do good free handouts are destroying our freedom. I always said that at least 1/2 of Americans are fools and 1/3 are hard committed socialists looking for nanny state to provide for them. The cost is the beginning of a dictatorship.
26 posted on 12/01/2010 3:32:33 PM PST by Logical me
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To: Carley
"The $4.5 billion legislation, which has already been approved unanimously by the Senate,"

Excuse me...but spending bills are supposed to originate in the House....or am I missing something here....?

27 posted on 12/01/2010 3:35:23 PM PST by spokeshave (Islamics and Democrats unite to cut off Adam Smith's invisible hand)
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To: Sub-Driver
Steny, eat your broccoli.
28 posted on 12/01/2010 3:36:24 PM PST by JPG (Sarah dedicated her new book to Trig: "I'm glad you're here.")
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To: radioone; Sub-Driver

I read elsewhere that there was a proceedural problem with a Senate bill passed earlier. I think it may have been this one. As I understand it,.they added a tax provision to a bill from the House.

The Constitution requires revenue bills originate in the House. Whatever the House passed would have had to go back to the Senate to be approved before it went to 0bammy for signature


29 posted on 12/01/2010 3:38:42 PM PST by John Galt's cousin (Principled Conservatism NOW! * * * * * * * * * * Repeal the 17th Amendment!)
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To: stevem

“Didn’t any of the senators up for election in two years learn anything?”

We have to get that f***ing RINO Lugar out in 12. That sob has voted with Obama dems on almost every bill and/or nominee presented to the Senate. He should be strung up by his neck until dead! Can you tell I hate that pos!


30 posted on 12/01/2010 4:09:42 PM PST by rj45mis
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To: Sub-Driver

ROFL

sweet!

WE WON!


31 posted on 12/01/2010 4:17:16 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: John Galt's cousin

The procedural problem was with a food inspection bill - the House Dems sent it back via “blue slipping.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_slip

http://www.naturalnews.com/030588_Food_Safety_bill_blue_slip.html


32 posted on 12/01/2010 4:22:39 PM PST by sbMKE
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To: Sub-Driver

Guess the children will still have a choice of what they want to eat, and not be forced by the Feds to eat just Purina Wookie Chow.


33 posted on 12/01/2010 4:44:35 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from The Right Stuff!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Stupid Democrats couldn’t pass their bill under a privileged rule that excluded amendments.

Kiss this turkey good-bye! Hopefully, its not coming up next year.


34 posted on 12/01/2010 5:21:51 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Cicero
Don't get technical...lets just find the country with the skinniest people and adopt that diet for the obese... Make it mandatory!!!....LOL!
35 posted on 12/01/2010 5:44:54 PM PST by M-cubed
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To: sbMKE

Thanks


36 posted on 12/01/2010 9:30:54 PM PST by John Galt's cousin (Principled Conservatism NOW! * * * * * * * * * * Repeal the 17th Amendment!)
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