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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-10 05:22 PM
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House fails to eliminate NPR funding
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Source: The Hill

House fails to eliminate NPR funding
By Jordan Fabian - 11/18/10 01:09 PM ET

The House on Thursday voted to move forward on legislation without voting on a proposal put forth by Republicans to defund NPR.

Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the next majority leader, said the vote demonstrates that Democrats "are still not ready to listen" following their sweeping midterm election losses.

"News organizations are free to do, say and operate on their own terms, but that doesnt mean that taxpayers should be forced to fund them. Todays vote was just the latest common sense YouCut to cut spending and save taxpayer dollars, and again Democrats showed that they just dont get it."

The House voted 239-171 to move forward on a teleworking bill without taking up the stripping of NPR's funding. Republicans put the item on the floor through their YouCut program, an initiative that allows the public to vote online on spending cuts they want to see enacted by Congress.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/129963...
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