Washington (CNN) – In a mostly party line vote, Republicans voted 228 to 192, to strip National Public Radio of all federal funding.
The standalone measure, introduced Tuesday by Colorado Republican Rep. Doug Lamborn, bars any of NPR's affiliate radio stations across the country from using any federal funds to purchase any programming from NPR. The vote is a victory for Lamborn, who tried unsuccessfully to strip federal funding for NPR last year.
WASHINGTON (CNN) - Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner, New York, called out Republicans on the House floor Thursday morning for allegedly breaking their own rules, during debate on a measure that would strip federal funding for National Public Radio.
Weiner objected to consideration of the bill, saying it violates a House rule, "which requires 72 hour layover of the bill and it to be electronically noticed in order for it to be considered by the House." He continued, "This bill did not lay over for 72 hours. It was noticed at 1:42 p.m. on Tuesday. Therefore it has to wait until 1:42 on Friday to be in compliance with the rules of the House."
Washington (CNN) – A California congresswoman under investigation by the House ethics committee delayed plans Thursday to force a House vote on a measure that would launch an investigation into the committee for its handling of her case.
Rep. Maxine Waters, D-California, has been accused of seeking federal assistance for OneUnited Bank, a minority-owned bank in which her husband held a financial interest. She has vehemently denied any wrongdoing and has repeatedly demanded a conclusion to the almost year-and-a-half-long investigation.