May 9th, 2013

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Senators Vitter (R-LA) and Inhoffe (R-OK): Introduce bill to kill wireless lifeline program that provides 15 million poor Americans with basic phone service to fix fraud -- after FCC adopted anti-fraud measures that are already proving effective.

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Rep. Tim Griffin (R-AR): Send letter to FCC suggesting that phone used by Boston Marathon bombers might have been subsidized by Lifeline program because we all know criminals use Lifeline phones and demand program be terminated.

Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA): Wonders why low-income Americans "don't feel [Republicans] have an agenda that speaks to them" and "turn them off." Blames mainstream media.