A House of Representatives budget committee released a fiscal year 2016 budget resolution Wednesday night that calls for defunding CPB.
“Federal subsidies for the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting can no longer be justified,” the committee said in the resolution. “The activities and content funded by these agencies go beyond the core mission of the Federal Government. These agencies can raise funds from private-sector patrons, which will also free them from any risk of political interference.”
CPB funding remains intact in the Senate. The Senate and House resolutions will next go through the appropriations process, resulting in a final budget approved by both houses.
The House resolution comes a month after President Obama’s budget resolution was released. Obama called for CPB funding, which is approved two years in advance, to increase roughly 2.2 percent each year through 2025.