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Despite the opposition of the incoming D.C. mayor and the Democratic president, key House Republican lawmakers say they will push a popular school-voucher program that was canceled by the Obama administration.
House Democrats are moving forward on first lady Michelle Obama's vision for healthier school lunches, propelling legislation that calls for tougher standards governing food in school and more meals for hungry children.
The House Education and Labor Committee today will consider legislation extending Uncle Sam's reach into what our children eat. Although the $19.2 billion federal child nutrition program already hands out free or subsidized breakfast, lunch and snacks to 32 million kids, the bill under review would open up the freebies to millions more. The Obama administration has pledged another $10 billion in spending over 10 years.
The House yesterday approved a Democrat-crafted bill that would spend about $18 billion to combat the high cost of college, but Republicans and the White House argued it creates costly entitlement programs and does not focus on the neediest students.