Amendment to Cut Radio-TV Marti Defeated, Another to Restore Embassy Funds Withdrawn

Thursday, June 11, 2015
An amendment this morning in the House Appropriations Committee, which sought to cut $5 million in funding for Radio and TV Marti failed by a bipartisan vote of 18-33.

The amendment was offered by U.S. Rep. Jose Serrano (D-NY) during the markup of the FY 2016 State Foreign Operations Appropriations bill.

Another amendment, which sought to restore funding for a potential U.S. Embassy in Cuba -- currently prohibited in the bill -- was withdrawn after sensing it would also be defeated.