The House will vote Thursday on a $100 million federal grant program that helps local governments to pay for photo and video production.

The House Appropriations Committee voted Thursday to cut funding to the grant program by about $3 million, meaning the funding will be reduced by roughly $100.

The vote came as the White House is pressuring Congress to approve a bill that would cut funding for photo-sharing programs by nearly $20 billion over 10 years.

The White House says the bill would allow localities to keep some of their money for projects such as security and social media, but it would also reduce support for programs such as photojournalism and public service journalism.

The bill is being pushed by Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, who was the sole co-sponsor of a $2 billion photo-journalism fund.

It would also make a $10 million grant available to communities that have already received federal money.

Poe said the bill is needed to help localities like his district, which is home to several photojournalists, and the community where he grew up.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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