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Lawmakers Voting in Favor of Defunding NPR Received Over $24K From Conservative Leaning Groups, On AverageSalem-News.com
Over a two year period, lawmakers voting in favor of passage received 26 times more in contributions ($24,424) from these interest groups than lawmakers voting against the measure ($948).
(BERKELEY, Calif.) - The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Thursday to stop federal funding for National Public Radio. The measure (HR 1076) passed on a (228-192) virtual party line vote, with seven Republicans breaking ranks to vote against passage. The measure faces an uphill battle in the Democratic-controlled Senate.
A MAPLight.org analysis of Center for Responsive Politics data over a two year period shows that lawmakers voting in favor of passage received 26 times more in contributions ($24,424) from these interest groups than lawmakers voting against the measure ($948). The measure was opposed by 170 Million Americans for Public Broadcasting and Association of Public Television Stations.
Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of House members in office on day of vote from Republican/Conservative and Fiscal & tax policy interest groups, January 1, 2009 & December 31, 2010.
Contribution figures and industry classifications provided by the Center for Responsive Politics, OpenSecrets.org.
Link to this data release here.
MAPLight.org is a nonpartisan organization that tracks the influence of money in politics.
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