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  • Kucinich Renews Calls for Extension of Unemployment Benefits
    Dec 1, 2010  - Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today renewed his call for a vote to extend unemployment benefits for millions of Americans.  “Nearly 15 million Americans cannot find work this holiday season. Congress must act to provide desperately needed unemployment benefits to the estimated 2 million Am... More
  • New Yale Study Highlights Role of Fast Food Marketing in Childhood Obesity Epidemic
    Nov 10, 2010  - A new study from the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University confirms that efforts to market fast food to children are effective and rapidly expanding.  The study’s conclusions drew more attention to the nearly $2 billion annual tax break the industry claims for marketing junk foo... More
  • Kucinich Proposal Would Raise $15-19 Billion for Childhood Nutrition Efforts
    Sep 28, 2010  - Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today announced that the Joint Committee on Taxation has estimated that his proposal to revoke corporate tax deductions for advertising and marketing expenses aimed at selling junk food and fast food to children could provide $15-19 billion (over 10 years) for chil... More
  • Kucinich, Conyers, Sanders Renew Call for National Single Payer on Medicare’s Birthday
    Jul 30, 2010  - Congressmen Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) are today reaffirming their efforts to provide all Americans with health care that would allow access to the doctor of choice without premiums, co-pays or deductibles. Kucinich and Conyers, Jr., are the co... More
  • Two Kucinich Amendments Strengthen ‘Improving Nutrition for America’s Children Act’
    Jul 15, 2010  - Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today secured two victories during consideration of H.R. 5504 the Improving Nutrition for America’s Children Act in the Education and Labor Committee that will strengthen the bill and protect future generations. The first amendment will establish a trial program to... More
  • Kucinich Introduces Cell Phone Research, Warning Label Bill
    Jun 30, 2010  - Today Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich (D-OH) announced his intent to introduce a bill to create a new national research program to study cell phones and health, require an update of the decades-old Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), and grant a consumer’s right-to-know by providing for warning labels on... More
  • Kucinich Introduces Right to Know Legislation; Bills Create Regulatory Framework for Genetically Engineered Organisms
    Jun 24, 2010  - Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), a long-time advocate of family farmers and organic foods, today introduced H.R. 5577, The Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Act, as well as supporting legislation that will provide a comprehensive regulatory framework for all Genetically Engineered (GE) pl... More
  • Kucinich Bill Will be Crucial to First Lady’s Anti-Obesity Efforts
    May 11, 2010  - Following the release of a report from the White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity, Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today urged colleagues to support HR 4310, Kucinich’s bill that would revoke tax write-offs for marketing unhealthy food to children.  “Astonishingly, taxpayer money is bei... More
  • Kucinich Obesity Bill Could Fund Child Hunger Initiative
    Feb 24, 2010  - Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today offered the following statement on the address by U.S. Department of Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack about the Administration’s priorities for reauthorizing the Child Nutrition Act. In his speech at the National Press Club yesterday, Secretary Vilsack said... More
  • Kucinich: Don’t Subsidize Childhood Obesity
    Feb 9, 2010  - Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today made the following statement after First Lady Michelle Obama announced a new effort to combat childhood obesity:“I support the First Lady’s ambitious efforts to combat childhood obesity. During childhood, we develop the eating habits and preferences that can ... More


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