House Votes to Cut Funding for NPR

The GOP-controlled House Thursday passed a bill stripping federal funding for National Public Radio, but the measure is not expected to make it through the Democratic-controlled Senate, Reuters reported. The 288-192 vote, which Republicans said would save up to $60 million annually, came a week after NPR CEO Vivian Schiller resigned when another NPR exec was caught disparaging the Tea Party in a conservative activist’s sting video. NPR said in a statement Thursday the organization delivered “in-depth news and information respectfully and with civility. It would be a tragedy for America to lose this national treasure.”

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