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H.R. 3393: To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to prohibit Federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting after fiscal year 2021.

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After spending hundreds of millions of dollars annually, should taxpayers still be funding PBS and NPR?

Context

PBS and NPR, the publicly-funded television and radio station respectively, both rely on a combination of taxpayer dollars and donor funding. Congress’s most recent two-year funding appropriation gave $445 millionto the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the umbrella organization which primarily funds both PBS and NPR.

However, PBS and NPR have both been decades-long bete noires to lots in the Republican Party, many of whom accuse the television and radio organizations of ...

Sponsor and status

Doug Lamborn

Sponsor. Representative for Colorado's 5th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 20, 2019
Length: 2 pages
Introduced
Jun 20, 2019
Status

Introduced on Jun 20, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on June 20, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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History

Jun 20, 2019
 
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H.R. 3393 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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