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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?


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 beingleft-leaning propaganda funded by taxpayers. Analyses of media bias actually rank both outlets as among the most neutral among prominent national media organizations, both ranking just the slightest bit left of center.

The Trump Administration has consistently proposed ending such ...

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Doug Lamborn

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

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Last Updated: Jun 20, 2019
Length: 2 pages
Jun 20, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Jun 20, 2019

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Jun 20, 2019

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H.R. 3393 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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