Move to cut NPR funding is defeated in House

House Democrats on Thursday shot down a G.O.P. attempt to roll back federal funding  to NPR, a move that many Republicans have called for since the  public radio network  fired the analyst Juan Williams last month.

Republicans in the House tried to advance the defunding measure as part of their “YouCut” initiative, which allows the public to vote on which spending cuts the G.O.P. should pursue. But their push was blocked, 239 to 171, with only three Democrats voting with a united bloc of Republicans.

Representative Eric Cantor of Virginia, the No. 2 House Republican who is set to become majority leader in the next Congress, said the vote showed Democrats had failed to learn the lessons of this month’s midterm elections.

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  • Tess_Comments

    How about dealing with extending the tax cuts for ALL?

    Stop the Bull and start working on the matters that need to be done before December.

  • SargeH

    This is just one vote in the mad-duck session. There’s plenty of time to get this taken care of.

  • brian

    Repubs knew the vote would fail. It will not come up again. Repubs need NPR/PBS to keep their conservative base in check.

    • SargeH

      And just how does that work?

    • goldbeachbiker

      Surely you jest!