Mar 15, 2011

Rep. Lamborn introduces revamped bill to defund NPR

Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) today (March 15) introduced H.R. 1076 (PDF), an updated version of his previous bill to ban federal funds from being used on public radio programming. The latest bill now specifically prohibits "funding of National Public Radio and radio content acquisition," and also bans using any federal funds to pay NPR dues.

The House Rules Committee also just announced an emergency meeting for 3 p.m. Wednesday to consider the bill; that must take place before any floor action on Thursday.

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