Bill To Defund CPB Introduced In Senate
March 7, 2011 at 4:19 AM (PT)
It's the Senate's turn to consider defunding the CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING with the introduction FRIDAY (3/4) of a bill by Sens. JIM DEMINT (R-SC) and TOM COBURN (R-OK) to pull the funds, reports THE HILL.
DEMINT said that "Americans struggling to make ends meet shouldn’t be forced to fund public broadcasting when there are already thousands of choices for educational and entertainment programming on the television, radio and Web."
The President's recent budget proposal increased CPB funding from about $420 million to $451 million. With a Democratic majority in the Senate, the bill is not expected to advance.