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Thu Jun 23, 2022, 08:46 AM

GOP senator considering blocking school meal funding deal over transgender policy fight

Politico

A Republican senator is thinking about blowing up a bipartisan deal to extend school meals funding because of a Biden administration policy banning discrimination against LGBTQ students who participate in lunch programs that receive the money.

Democratic leaders are rushing to pass the legislation and get it to President Joe Biden’s desk before current funding runs out June 30, triggering a hunger cliff for millions of children. Senate Republican leaders, who blocked previous attempts at a year-long extension of the funds, haven’t made any threats to tank the bill this time around, according to three people involved in the talks. But any one senator can object and block the expedited effort, requiring a recorded floor vote and eating up precious time.

After the $3 billion deal to extend the pandemic-era program was unveiled Tuesday, Sen. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) said in an interview he is “contemplating” objecting to the measure because of new guidance from the Agriculture Department banning LGBTQ discrimination in any program that receives federal nutrition money, which includes most school lunch programs.

Marshall was among a handful of Senate Republicans who sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office last week objecting to the USDA nutrition guidance, which has also prompted a backlash from conservative media and key national Republicans. Likely 2024 presidential contender and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis argued the Biden administration was “trying to deny school lunch programs for states that don’t do transgender ideology in the schools.”


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Reply GOP senator considering blocking school meal funding deal over transgender policy fight (Original post)
brooklynite Jun 23 OP
JustAnotherGen Jun 23 #1
Quanto Magnus Jun 23 #2
IngridsLittleAngel Jun 23 #3
Marthe48 Jun 23 #6
IngridsLittleAngel Jun 23 #8
sakabatou Jun 23 #4
Marthe48 Jun 23 #5
demtenjeep Jun 23 #7

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 09:09 AM

1. Senator Roger Marshall of Kansas is the GOP Senator

Who is inflicting this cruelty upon children.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 01:41 PM

2. Bigots

gonna be bigots....

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 06:12 PM

3. These hate-filled nutjobs want to weaponize transphobia against everyone and everything

There are days I expect to see "Transgenders carried out 9/11" or "Transgenders killed JFK" or even "Transgenders killed Lincoln." Why not? They already tried to pin Uvalde on us, and now are using us as an excuse to derail the extension on the school lunch program.

Hell, I'm shocked they haven't tried to pin 1/6 on us. "It wasn't MAGA. It was.... trans people!!!"

As usual, we see who are the leaders and adults in the room (Democrats). As usual, we see who the children and bullies and bigots are (Republiqans).

I'm not only tired of their single-minded obsession, I'm frightened by it.

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Response to IngridsLittleAngel (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 06:51 PM

6. Singling out Jews isn't working

Or blacks. Or Muslims. Or Latinos. Not enough haters out there to make a majority. I hope that this latest hate binge blows up in their faces, too. Be careful of yourself.

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Response to Marthe48 (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 06:59 PM

8. The QOP isn't happy without a boogeyman to hate

And it's feeling right now like they're really made this Year of Hate stick. They haven't been so successful in getting so many people riled up and hate-filled since it was going after Muslims in the early 2000's. That too resulted in plenty of violence - here and abroad.

I do hope this hate binge blows up in their faces too - not only leaving them looking like monsters, but costing them elections.

I do all I can to be careful. I hope all LGBTQ's are doing so as well.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 06:33 PM

4. Republicans would rather make students go hungry than make them feel safe.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 06:47 PM

5. Starving children?

Isn't that just so r? F**k marshall, too.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 06:52 PM

7. of course it is roger marshall from my state

a supposed baby doctor



actually he is a fuckwhit and no one here that is sane likes him

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