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Pallone, Doyle & Matsui Slam Latest FCC Attack on the Lifeline Program

Mar 29, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Communications and Technology Subcommittee Ranking Member Mike Doyle (D-PA), and Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA) responded to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai’s latest action to undermine the Lifeline Program:
“This is another effort by President Trump’s FCC to inflict death by a thousand cuts on the Lifeline program.  Through lawyerly maneuvering, the FCC is trying to disguise its efforts to eliminate a system designed to make it easier for anyone who needs access to broadband to get it—no matter where they live.  We will continue to fight for this important program that keeps struggling families across the country connected.”