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A Colorado lawmaker is pushing legislation that would strip the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and National Public Radio (NPR) of federal funding.

A statement from Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., claims that giving millions of dollars to PBS and NPR is wasteful, adding "it has also violated the conscience rights of many conservative and religious Americans."

Specifically, Lamborn points to a recent children's cartoon that portrayed a same-sex marriage.

"Enough is enough. Recent programming on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) has offended many conservative and religious taxpayers who do not want the children inculcated with liberal viewpoints on sensitive topics," Lamborn says in a statement. "The Constitution does not grant the federal government the authority to subsidize any media conglomerate. Let’s bring an end to forcing Americans to subsidize media programming that is unconstitutional."

The bill is currently before the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

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