WASHINGTON (July 17, 2012)--House Republicans have unveiled legislation that would get rid of AmeriCorps, the national service program, and that would cut off federal funding for National Public Radio, public television and Planned Parenthood.
The cuts are part of a controversial spending bill funding labor, health and education programs.
The measure was dead on arrival with Democrats, but contains provisions to please tea party conservatives.
The bill would deny funding to implement President Barack Obama's health care law and block new rules to prevent black lung disease among coal miners.
It also tries to block a new program championed by First Lady Michelle Obama to promote healthy eating.
It would, however, maintain heating subsidies for the poor and Title I school funding at current levels and give a slight boost to special education.