Democrats Block Attempt to Kill NPR Funding

Eric Cantor says Republicans will try again next year

By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 18, 2010 2:56 PM CST

(Newser) – House Republicans today failed in their attempt to strip funding from National Public Radio over the Juan Williams scandal, the Hill reports. But Eric Cantor suggested the battle isn't over: "If the Democrat majority wants to continue to ignore the will of the people that’s their prerogative, but the new Republican majority will not follow suit next year."

The GOP put the proposal into play via its "YouCut" program, in which the public votes on spending cuts online. Winners are inserted as a procedural vote into an unrelated piece of legislation—in this case, a teleworking bill. Democrats easily blocked it and sent the overall bill on its way. The Huffington Post has more.

House Republican leader John Boehner of Ohio, right, accompanied by House GOP Whip Eric Cantor of Va., talk Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, in his office on Capitol Hill in Washington.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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