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03-17-2011, 05:50 PM
The U.S. House of Representatives voted to defund National Public Radio (NPR) from all public sources of funding, including the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), on Thursday afternoon, 228-192. Colorado Republican Rep. Doug Lambornís bill, HR 1076, cuts off all federal taxpayer money from being used to support NPR. The publicly-funded radio network currently receives funding through CPB and through its member stations, which are forced to use part of their federal grants to purchase programming from the national headquarters.

Lambornís bill also cuts NPRís taxpayer funding from the Department of Education, the Department of Commerce and the National Endowment for the Arts. The bill does not, however, prohibit local stations from using state or local tax money to purchase content from NPRís headquarters, nor does it prohibit them from using grant funds to produce their own local news programming.

Rest of Story (http://dailycaller.com/2011/03/17/house-defunds-national-public-radio/#ixzz1GtrBZ9vP)


Another win for fiscal sanity.