As Promised, House Votes To Cut NPR Funding
February 21, 2011 at 7:16 AM (PT)
As expected, House Republicans included roughly $420 million in cuts to Public Broadcasting in a SATURDAY (2/19) vote on the budget.
"We held no program harmless from our spending cuts, and virtually no area of government escaped this process unscathed," Appropriations Committee Chairman Rep. HAROLD ROGERS (R-KY) said in a statement.
The $1.2 trillion budget bill, reports THE WASHINGTON POST, "includes historic cuts totaling more than $61 billion, and now careens toward an uncertain future in the Senate. On SUNDAY, the Democrats who control the Senate denounced the plan as Draconian and warned of a possible government shutdown if a compromise is not reached with House Speaker JOHN A. BOEHNER (R-OH) before existing government funding expires MARCH 4th".