One of the budget cuts being proposed in Congress is to eliminate funding for National Public Radio (NPR) and the Public Broadcasting System (PBS). Despite how the accessibility of media has become–and how the sources have expanded due to the Internet, the federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) has increased from $340 million in 2001 to $420 million last year. The President has proposed increasing the funding for next year to $451 million. The Republicans in the House are proposing $0. The CPB distributes the money to to other stations. PBS, NPR and the CPB are participating in massive lobbying efforts to prevent Congress from cutting the funding. Hundreds of taxpayer-supported TV, radio and web outlets have partnered with advocacy campaigns to facilitate emails and phone calls to Capitol Hill to persuade members of Congress not to make the cuts.