San Antonio Democratic Rep. Diego Bernal included language discouraging “lunch shaming” Saturday on a separate bill allowing surplus food to be donated at public schools.READ MORE: New Texas Association Of Business Says Majority Of Members Blame Government For Worker Shortage
It was unanimously approved after a similar attempt was defeated by conservatives Friday night.
Some students who owe lunch debts are currently denied hot meals and given cheaper options, including cheese sandwiches. Dallas Democratic Rep. Helen Giddings had introduced a full bill banning that.READ MORE: Non-Profit Buys Cedar Crest Community Center, $8-Million Renovation Planned
It went on a previous “uncontested” calendar for non-controversial legislation. But tea party-backed lawmakers blocked that entire calendar, protesting their own failed bills.
That made Giddings declare, “The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who harm our children.”MORE NEWS: FDA Grants Pfizer Emergency Use For COVID-19 Vaccine For Children 12 To 15
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