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House Restores Majority of CPB Funding

House Restores Majority of CPB Funding

By a 284 to 140 vote, the House restored $100 million in funding to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for FY 2006. The monies are contained in a larger spending measure for health, education and labor programs.
The Republican-controlled House Appropriations Committee had cut $100 million from $400 million approved by the Administration.
A spokesman for NPR told RW Online the cuts wouldn’t have affected current grant funds for radio’s digital transition, nor the multicasting data project NPR is working with PRI and CPB announced at the PREC. That money is already appropriated and available for distribution.
The Senate marks up its spending measures next month.