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    Republicans block child nutrition bill

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    WASHINGTON – House Republicans have temporarily blocked legislation to feed school meals to thousands more hungry children. Republicans used a procedural maneuver Wednesday to try to amend the $4.5 billion bill, which would give more needy children the opportunity to eat free lunches at school and make those lunches healthier. First lady Michelle Obama has lobbied for the bill as part of her "Let's Move" campaign to combat childhood obesity.

    House Democrats said the GOP amendment, which would have required background checks for child care workers, was an effort to kill the bill and delayed a final vote on the legislation rather than vote on the amendment.

    Because the nutrition bill is identical to legislation passed by the Senate in August, passage would send it to the White House for President Barack Obama's signature. If the bill were amended, it would be sent back to the Senate with little time left in the legislative session.

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    Re: Republicans block child nutrition bill

    If there really were a "liberal mainstream media," the fact that the GOP does this sort of thing all the time would me more prevalent in the narrative.
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    And what is wrong with background checks for child care workers? This is what the issue is really about, not about the GOP being ruthless baby killers. Do Democrats support pedophiles? Just asking.
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    House Democrats said the GOP amendment, which would have required background checks for child care workers, was an effort to kill the bill and delayed a final vote on the legislation rather than vote on the amendment.
    The only way that it would kill the bill is if the dems were against it and wouldn't agree to it. Is the safety of our children less of a concern than some political gamble on reducing obesity?
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    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    And what is wrong with background checks for child care workers? This is what the issue is really about, not about the GOP being ruthless baby killers. Do Democrats support pedophiles? Just asking.
    Seems like a separate issue to me. Should that be attached to a bill dealing nutrition?

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    House Democrats said the GOP amendment, which would have required background checks for child care workers, was an effort to kill the bill
    Context helps. Norly.

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    Good, bad bills need to be killed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ksu_aviator View Post
    Good, bad bills need to be killed.
    Good point. What specifically do you find 'bad' about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Context helps. Norly.
    House Democrats said the GOP amendment, which would have required background checks for child care workers, was an effort to kill the bill
    it certainly does. just because the house Democrats said it, doesn't make it true.
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    Re: Republicans block child nutrition bill

    I think we get into the slippery slope of 'is it directly related' here.

    While I think the vote should go through, I also think this is an important and related issue, so I have no problem with the amendment being added by the GOP. If the Dems don't want to vote based only on this additional amendment, it would tell me they are not overly interested in the safety of children... which we all know is not the case on either side.

    Pushing off the vote is simply a tactic by the Dems to make the GOP look bad... but I believe it will backfire.

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