Colorado Congressman Looks To Cut NPR Funding
January 7, 2011 at 4:29 AM (PT)
In the wake of YESTERDAY's resignation by NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO SVP ELLEN WEISS, the executive responsible for the firing of news analyst JUAN WILLIAMS last OCTOBER, comes more bad news for the network. Rep. DOUG LAMBORN (R-CO) has "reintroduced two bills that would slash taxpayer funding from NPR to zero," reports THE DAILY CALLER.
LAMBORN said, "Congressional Republicans must show the American people that we are serious about cutting spending and reducing the size and scope of the federal government. We simply cannot afford to subsidize NPR, or any other organization that is not doing an essential government service. The government must learn to live within its means."
The two bills introduced focus on different issues. H.R. 68 would end all federal funding for THE CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING, which is NPR’s parent company. H.R 69 would end all funding for just NPR after fiscal year 2013.