Thursday, March 17, 2011

House Votes 236-181 To Allow Debate To Block Federal Funding Of NPR

It's a start. Heath Shuler (D-NC) voted with Republicans.

The GOP resolution, sponsored by Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.), also prohibits NPR from using federal funds to buy programming. According to NPR, 2 percent of its funding comes from federally sponsored competitive grants.

They are to have a final vote this afternoon whether to block federal funding.