$2.2T relief bill will give ‘additional’ $75M to Corporation for Public Broadcasting

$2.2T relief bill will give ‘additional’ $75M to Corporation for Public Broadcasting
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[Ed. – Well, we certainly wouldn’t want Big Bird to have to tighten his belt.  Basically, no one who voted for this bill has any standing to put on a sanctimonious act about who’s getting public money, ever again.]

The $2.2 trillion coronavirus aid bill that unanimously passed the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate on Wednesday and passed the House on a voice vote on Friday includes a provision giving an “additional amount” of $75,000,000 to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

“For an additional amount for ‘Corporation for Public Broadcasting,’ $75,000,000, to remain available through September 30, 2021, to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus, including for fiscal stabilization grants to public telecommunications entities,” says language on page 746 of the 854-page bill.

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