CPB Statement on Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill

July 27, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 27, 2023) – Patricia Harrison, President and CEO of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), made the following statement today on the Senate  Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (Labor-H) Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 funding bill, which provides $535 million for CPB's FY 2026 advance appropriation and $60 million for system interconnection and infrastructure for FY 2024.

“We are grateful for the strong bipartisan support in the Senate that provides level funding for CPB. This essential funding ensures that public media’s educational and informational content and services are available for free to all Americans.

“As the appropriations process continues, we look forward to working with Congress on funding decisions to support a healthy and vibrant public media system on behalf of our nation’s civil society.”

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