File puptcrit/puptcrit.0606, message 167

Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2006 19:34:45 -0500
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] House subcommittee voted yesterday to


On Jun 12, 2006, at 5:22 PM, Sandy Barton wrote:
> Umm.  Anyone actually look at the article cited?  It's a year old.
>   Public Broadcasting Targeted By House
>     Panel Seeks to End CPB's Funding Within 2 Years
> By Paul Farhi
> Washington Post Staff Writer
> Friday, June 10, 2005; Page A01

Sorry, wrong link.
This one says basically the same thing, just one year later (as in 
As they say, the more things change...:


GOP takes aim at PBS funding
House panel backs budget reductions
By Rick Klein, Globe Staff =A0|=A0 June 8, 2006
WASHINGTON -- House Republicans yesterday revived their efforts to
slash funding for public broadcasting, as a key committee approved a
$115 million reduction in the budget for the Corporation for Public
Broadcasting that could force the elimination of some popular PBS and
NPR programs.
On a party-line vote, the House Appropriations subcommittee that
oversees health and education funding approved the cut to the budget
for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which distributes money to=20
the Public Broadcasting Service and National Public Radio. It would
reduce the corporation's budget by 23 percent next year, to $380
million, in a cut that Republicans said was necessary to rein in
government spending.
The reduction, which would come in the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1,
must be approved by the full Appropriations Committee, and then the
full House and Senate, before it could take effect. Democrats and
public broadcasting advocates began planning efforts to reverse the
A similar move last year by Republican leaders was turned back in a
fierce lobbying campaign launched by Public Broadcasting Service
stations and Democratic members of Congress, in a debate that was
colored by some Republicans' frustration with what they see as a
liberal slant in public programming.

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