Lamborn Advocates for Fiscal Responsibility, Reintroduces Bill to Defund National Public Radio

May 24, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Last week, Congressman Lamborn introduced two pieces of legislation in the United States House of Representatives. The first piece of legislation focuses on defunding National Public Radio (NPR), and the second defunds the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), the corporate parent of NPR. This comes on the heels of NPR and PBS forcing a socially-progressive viewpoint on its audience and even refusing to cover stories over allegations with Hunter Biden. 

 Congressman Lamborn issued the following statement:

Last year, National Public Radio further discredited their institution and journalistic standards by refusing to cover a story that was damaging to then-candidate Joe Biden. NPR and PBS have increasingly turned into a mouthpiece for the left. This is why I am once again introducing legislation that would defund National Public Radio and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Government subsidization of programs that refuse to publish actual news is fiscally irresponsible. With the current out-of-control spending in Washington, we should not provide funds to organizations that already receive sufficient funding from the private sector.”

Contact: Cassandra Sebastian (719) 520-0055