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This Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, photo, shows the seal of the Federal Communications Commission before a meeting in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
This Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, photo, shows the seal of the Federal Communications Commission before a meeting in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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The Federal Communications Commission is facing pressure from a number of senators over its plans to cut back a program that subsidizes phone and broadband services for low-income people.

Here & Now's Lisa Mullins speaks with Brian Fung (@b_fung) of The Washington Post to find out more about the Lifeline program and the potential impact of cutting it.

This segment aired on April 4, 2018.

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