House passes Continuing Resolution, zeroing out $460 million in CPB funding

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At 4:30 a.m. today (Feb. 19) the House approved a huge package of spending cuts, slashing more than $60 billion that included a $460 advance appropriation for CPB. The vote: 235 to 189, along party lines. John Boehner (R-Ohio) did not vote, as is tradition for Speaker of the House. Three Republicans opposed the Continuing Resolution. Cuts total some $60 billion in spending from last year’s levels in many domestic programs. The CR now goes to the Senate, where and Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.), called the cuts “draconian.” Amendment 436 from Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), co-chair of the bipartisan Public Broadcasting Caucus, would have salvaged CPB’s funding but was gaveled down just before midnight Feb. 16 on a procedural decision.

2 thoughts on “House passes Continuing Resolution, zeroing out $460 million in CPB funding

  1. Corporation for Public Broadcasting has operated in a wasteful manner at the expense of the taxpayer for years and its time to face reality now.

  2. Documented proof, wingnut teabagger moron–and NewsMax and Drudge don’t count.

    And why do you continue to refuse to sign your name? What are you trying to hide?

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