Wednesday, March 2, 2011

New Mexico's Congressional delegation mostly supports keeping CPB funding

A few non-reporter friends have asked in recent days where the state's delegation stands on the whole Corporation for Public Broadcasting funding debate.

Turns out the Democrats among the lot -- U.S. Sens. Jeff Bigaman and Tom Udall, as well as Reps. Martin Heinrich and Ben Ray Lujan support funding for the program. Republican U.S. Rep Steve Pearce voted in favor a measure to cut funding to CPB.

The House has approved the measure, which is pending before the Senate. While the measure's fate there is uncertain, President Obama has said he would veto the measure, according to reports.

1 comment:

  1. Perish the thought a Republican like Pearce should be in favor of public education, public access to the airwaves.

    Is there anything the looneybird Right approves of more than fear and hatred?