Barton votes to end federal handout to NPR
WASHINGTON: Rep. Joe Barton (R-Ennis/Arlington) said the following after casting his vote to eliminate federal funding for National Public Radio. The bill passed 228 to 192.
“The only way to control our federal debt is to re-focus our federal spending. The funding for NPR was a nicety not a necessity. This vote wasn’t about ideology; it was about getting our fiscal house in order.”