House Appropriations subcommittee reportedly will propose eliminating CPB

By Andrew Lapin

The House Appropriations subcommittee with jurisdiction over CPB is expected to propose once more to eliminate government funding of public broadcasting, this time in its fiscal year 2014 budget proposal, according to the New York Times.

The Times reported Tuesday that a House bill, expected to be presented Wednesday, would propose zeroing out CPB funding. However, a subcommittee meeting to mark up the bill scheduled for Thursday morning was postponed due to “scheduling uncertainties” with other spending bills. The meeting has yet to be rescheduled.

The Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies is chaired by Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.), who told Association of Public Television Stations President Pat Butler in January that he would do everything in his power to eliminate CPB funding, according to Butler.

Earlier this week, the House Appropriations committee passed a separate budget bill advocating for halving support of the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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