House delays vote on relaxing school meal standards

The vote, which was expected last Thursday, has been delayed to next week.

WASHINGTON—A House vote on an Agriculture Department spending bill containing a provision that would allow schools to opt out of the Obama administration’s nutrition standards for school meals has been delayed until sometime next week, a senior Republican aide said Thursday.

The vote, which had been expected Thursday, was delayed as lawmakers redirected their attention to next week’s leadership elections, the aide said. Representative Eric Cantor of Virginia announced Wednesday that he would resign as majority leader after his unexpected primary loss, prompting a scramble to replace him.