Friday, March 18, 2011
Local congresswoman fights for NPR
Palo Alto Congresswoman Anna Eshoo led the opposition in the House on Thursday against a Republican move to strip National Public Radio of federal funding. Eshoo is the top Democrat on the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology which oversees broadcasting. “We have many emergencies to deal with in our country, but attacking and crippling NPR is hardly an emergency,” Rep. Eshoo said, according to TheState.com While the measure passed in the House, it is unlikely to win approval in the Democrat-controlled Senate.