News in Brief
New Congressional Support Could Revive Nutrition Bill
First lady Michelle Obama's campaign for healthier school lunches could be revived in Congress after two key Democrats said they would drop their opposition to a bill.
Reps. Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut and Jim McGovern of Massachusetts have said they will support House passage of a $4.5 billion child-nutrition bill that the Senate approved earlier this year. Backed by anti-hunger groups, the two lawmakers had opposed that version because it would be partially paid for with $2.2 billion from future funding for food-stamp programs.
Now, a White House promise to help restore the food-stamp money, plus the political reality after the midterm elections—the bill might not fare as well when Republicans take over the House—appears to have softened opposition.
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