House votes to send child nutrition bill to President Obama

House Democratic leaders set a vote Thursday to give final congressional approval a bill that would enable more poor children to receive free meals at school, raise the nutritional quality of cafeteria fare and reduce the junk food and sugary beverages sold in school vending machines. Read more…

House censures Rep. Charles Rangel in 333-79 vote

In the final minutes as the votes were tallied on the board above him, Rep. Charles B. Rangel stood alone, his mouth open, watching the count rise. After 21/2 years of pleading his innocence and $2 million in legal fees, the moment the New York Democrat had so feared – a vote of censure by […]