September 29th, 2010
01:04 PM ET
4 years ago

First lady's child nutrition push stymied in Congress

Washington (CNN) - First lady Michelle Obama's push for a new child nutrition law has hit a wall in Congress - at least temporarily.

Democrats on both sides of the issue say the legislative overhaul she's advocating is nearly frozen in the House of Representatives and very unlikely to pass before lawmakers recess this week.

A key bloc of House Democrats is threatening to vote against the Senate-passed child nutrition bill the first lady is promoting because it pays for the new initiatives in part by taking $2.2 billion slated for the food stamp program.

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