H.R. 1076 “unlikely” to find traction in Senate; Majority Leader praises NPR

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The House bill approved Thursday (March 17) to keep pubradio stations from spending federal money for NPR dues and programming are “unlikely” to go anywhere in the Senate, the National Journal reports. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and the White House are both opposed.

“I listen to NPR every day,” Reid said in a statement National Journal Daily. “Like many Americans, my children and I have benefited from the educational and news programs public radio provides every day of the year. Public radio and the top-notch journalists it employs are valuable resources to people of all ages across the country and I can’t understand why Republicans would want to take that away from them.”