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House Restores Public Broadcasting Funds

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House Restores Public Broadcasting Funds

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House Restores Public Broadcasting Funds

House Restores Public Broadcasting Funds

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The House of Representatives votes in favor of an amendment to reinsert most of the funding for public broadcasting, threatened by an earlier committee decision. Proponents called the programs offered by public television and radio irreplaceable, while opponents cited tight budgets and a rising deficit.

The bill, which restores approximately $90 million of the funds cut from public broadcasting, was introduced by Representatives David Obey (D-WI), Jim Leach (R-IA), and Nita Lowey (D-NY). It passed by a margin of 284-140.

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