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GOP Congressman Takes Aim at NPR Funds

Saturday, 15 Jan 2011 07:32 PM

Republican Rep. Doug Lamborn is taking aim at NPR, preparing a bill that would defund the public radio network of federal money if passed into law. According to Yahoo News, the Colorado congressman's legislation would prevent local NPR stations from purchasing content from NPR with federal funds.

The move comes as Congress is grappling with a record $14 trillion in government debt, and after the controversial firing of NPR commentator Juan Williams -- which angered many conservatives.

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting received about $420 million in federal funds last year, reports Yahoo News. About $90 million of that was split between NPR and local stations, which used the money to purchase NPR content.

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