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Obama Threatens School Meal Bill Veto
Tue Jun 10, 2014 04:59 PM CDT

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House has threatened to veto a House bill that would allow some schools to opt out of healthier meal standards.

The GOP spending bill would allow schools to waive the school lunch and breakfast standards championed by first lady Michelle Obama for the next school year if they lost money on meal programs over a six-month period. The House is expected to consider the legislation as soon as Wednesday.

In a statement threatening a presidential veto, the White House said the bill would be "a major step backwards for the health of American children by ...

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