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Federal Funding for Public Broadcasting

The Administration’s proposed Fiscal Year 2018 budget, released on March 16, 2017, proposes elimination of federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). The decision on whether to continue federal funding for public broadcasting is made by the U.S. Congress. In the coming weeks and months, as the appropriations work gets underway, there will be much debate about the value of public media.

Here are three things you can do to share your opinion about these proposed federal funding cuts:

  • Your voice is powerful and your story is important to telling WETA’s story. Please share your story of what WETA and public broadcasting mean to you at weta.org/story.
  • Keep up on the latest developments in the public media funding discussion, and actions you can take to express your support for public television and radio at ProtectMyPublicMedia.org. This website brings together public media supporters from across the country.
  • Let your elected representatives know your opinion about these proposed federal funding cuts. There are details below on how to contact your elected representatives in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives.

Elected Representatives in the WETA Broadcasting Region

Look up your lawmakers and share your opinion on federal funding for public broadcasting. This link will direct you to your representatives and full contact details for them, including mailing addresses for their local and Washington offices.
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Maryland

U.S. Senators

Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D)
(202) 224-4654
Email

Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (D)
(202) 224-4524
Email

U.S. Representatives

Congressman Andrew Harris, M.D. (R), 1st District
(202) 225-5311
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Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, III (D), 2nd District
(202) 225-3061
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Congressman John Sarbanes (D), 3rd District
(202) 225-4016
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Congressman Anthony Brown (D), 4th District
(202) 225-8699
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Congressman Steny Hoyer (D), 5th District
(202) 225-4131
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Congressman John Delaney (D), 6th District
(202) 225-2721
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Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D), 7th District
(202) 225-4741
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Congressman Jamie Raskin (D), 8th District
(202) 225-5341
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Virginia

U.S. Senators

Sen. Tim Kaine (D)
(202) 224-4024
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Sen. Mark R. Warner (D)
(202) 224-2023
Email

U.S. Representatives

Congressman Robert Wittman (R), 1st District
(202) 225-4261
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Congressman Scott Taylor (R), 2nd District
(202) 225-4215
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Congressman Bobby Scott (D), 3rd District
(202) 225-8351
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Congressman Donald McEachin (D), 4th District
(202) 225-6365
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Congressman Thomas Garrett (R), 5th District
(202) 225-4711
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Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R), 6th District
(202) 225-5431
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Congressman Dave Brat (R), 7th District
(202) 225-2815
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Congressman Donald Beyer (D), 8th District
(202) 225-4376
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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R), 9th District
(202) 225-3861
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Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R), 10th District
(202) 225-5136
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Congressman Gerald Connolly (D), 11th District
(202) 225-1492
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District of Columbia

U.S. Representative

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D)
(202) 225-8050
Email

 

West Virginia

U.S. Senators

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R)
(202) 224-6472
Email

Sen. Joe Manchin, III (D)
(202) 224-3954
Email

U.S. Representatives

Congressman David McKinley (R), 1st District
(202) 225-4172
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Congressman Alex Mooney (R), 2nd District
(202) 225-2711
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Congressman Evan Jenkins (R), 3rd District
(202) 225-3452
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Pennsylvania

U.S. Senators

Sen. Bob Casey, Jr (D)
(202) 224-6324
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Sen. Pat Toomey (R)
(202) 224-4254
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U.S. Representatives

Congressman Scott Perry (R), 4th District
(202) 225-5836
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Congressman Bill Shuster (R), 9th District
(202) 225-2431
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Congressman Lou Barletta (R), 11th District
(202) 225-6511
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Appropriations Committee Leadership

U.S. Senate

Sen. Thad Cochran (R - Mississippi)
Chairman
(202) 224-7257
Email

Sen. Patrick Leheay (D - Vermont)
Vice Chairman
(202) 224-4242
Email

U.S. House of Representatives

Congressman Rodney P. Frelinghuysen (R - New Jersey, 11th District)
Chairman
(202) 225-2771
Email

Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D - New York, 17th District)
Ranking Member
(202) 225-3481
Email

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