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House Votes to Eliminate Public Media Funding

12:44PM
February
19, 2011

Earlier this morning the House passed a continuing resolution eliminating all federal funding for local public television and radio stations by a vote of 235-189. The vote was along party lines as expected. The official results of the roll call vote on final passage can be found online at http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll147.xml. Despite the vote, we understand [...]

Take Action: House Bill Zeroes out Public Broadcast Funding

3:58PM
February
11, 2011

This coming week, the House of Representatives is expected to debate and vote on a Continuing Resolution that lays the foundation for the complete cessation of federal support for public broadcasting. The current Resolution zeroes out federal funding for public TV and Radio and eliminates such successful early childhood programs as Ready to Learn. The [...]