Written by: Tom Rieland
Date: February 17, 2011

The House continues for a third day its consideration of a Continuing Resolution (H.R. 1) to fund the federal government through September. A final vote on the bill is expected later today. The measure will then be sent to the Senate for consideration the week of Feb. 28. The current CR expires on March 4.

House lawmakers have been debating and considering amendments to the 359-page measure. Nearly 600 amendments were filed on the spending bill, though not all will be offered or considered. Today’s action on the bill will be to finish up final debate and vote on amendments.

Yesterday, Reps. Ed Markey, Earl Blumenauer, Betty McCollum, Nita Lowey, Sam Farr, Paul Tonko, and Bill Owens held a press conference announcing efforts to oppose House Republican attempts to cut funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting in the Continuing Resolution.

My personal thanks for the hundreds of central Ohioans (Democrats, Republicans, Independents) who have been calling and emailing their congressional offices to express their support for public stations like WOSU.