The stakes were high this week as Congress’s dairy big cow-culation to allow whole milk back in cafeterias loomed.
When push came to shove, Republicans and Democrats set aside their beef to allow kids the freedom to drink as they please. The broadly bipartisan bill, the Whole Milk for Healthy Kids Act, passed the House by a 330-99 vote — reversing Michelle Obama’s crazy push to ban whole milk from school lunches.
“I am udderly in favor of whole milk,” Nebraska congressman Don Bacon told me, milking this vote for all it’s worth.
Depending on when the Senate gets its act together, the moo-vement for whole milk could get a big win right before Christmas — and representatives like Wisconsin’s Glenn Grothman see this vote as of almost Biblical significance. “Ever since I was a child, we knew whole milk was the best, both in nutrition and taste,” he told me. “When God promised the Israelis a land, full of milk and honey, he wasn’t talking about 2 percent.”
Immediately following the milk vote, the House moo-ved to pass its impeachment inquiry of President Joe Biden, prompting consternation from even some Democrats who are pro-choice when it comes to milk.
“But milk and impeachment? Come on,” Ohio’s Representative Greg Landsman said, presumably feeling a bit curdled.
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House passes NDAA
The House of Representatives passed the $886 billion annual defense authorization bill on Friday, but stripped the legislation of hot-ticket items for conservatives, such as ending the Pentagon’s new policy of paying female staff to travel out of state for abortions, prohibiting taxpayer-funded sex changes for service members and banning race-based admissions at military academies. These aren’t the only compromises made by Republicans to get the bill through; the NDAA also renews the controversial FISA program, which was used to spy on Trump campaign official Carter Page without probable cause. The final vote was 310-118.
The Biden-Soros connection
Some of the wealthiest investors in the world have picked out a prime investment opportunity in the Biden administration: the Federal Trade Commission, which is filled to the brim with former employees of entities funded by George Soros, Pierre Omidyar and more like them.
The controversial thirty-four-year-old head of the FTC, Lina Khan, has had a rough few months of legal losses, which have culminated with a searing profile in New York magazine, which lambasted her for her “imperious” management style and posed questions about whether she knows “enough about the agency’s resources or day-to-day operations.”
Khan’s tenure has been marred by low morale from career staffers — whose jobs she has heavily outsourced to people like Sarah Miller, who previously helmed the Soros- and Omidyar-backed American Economic Liberties Project, which received hundreds of thousands of dollars from the progressive megadonors. Miller is now a “special advisor” to the FTC.
Khan’s FTC is also flooded with staffers from the AI Now Institute, whose only four listed donors are Soros’s Open Society Foundations, Omidyar’s network, the Ford Foundation and a company established by Omidyar and his wife.
According to Fox News, the connection between AI Now and the FTC’s policies is clear. “The AI Now Institute also published a report in April of this year emphasizing the need for stricter regulation of biometric data in technology products. Around a month after the report was released, the FTC adopted a policy statement on the ‘unfair or deceptive acts and practices related to the collection and use of consumers’ biometric information.’”
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