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Published: 03/17/11

House Votes to Cut Federal Funding for National Public Radio

By  Politics Daily Staff - Politics Daily
House Votes to Cut Federal Funding for National Public Radio

As expected, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted Thursday to ban federal money for National Public Radio, but the bill might not be taken up by the Senate and faces opposition from the Obama administration. The measure, sponsored by Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.), also would prevent member stations from using taxpayer dollars to pay dues to NPR or acquire programming from it. Stations could still use federal money for administrative expenses associated with day-to-day operations. The bill passed 228 to 192 in a largely party-line vote. Related Stories ...

Published: 03/16/11

House to Consider Bill to Defund National Public Radio

By  Politics Daily Staff - Politics Daily
House to Consider Bill to Defund National Public Radio

The House is set to take up a measure that would eliminate federal funding for National Public Radio, which has been tarnished recently by bad publicity and resignations. The bill by Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) was considered by the House Rules Committee Wednesday. The Hill wesbsite quoted House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's (R-Va.) office as saying the GOP-controlled chamber would vote on the Lamborn bill on Thursday. "This is an exciting and significant step forward in the ongoing effort to protect taxpayer dollars from supporting programs that are fully capable of standing on their own. ...

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