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The Senate vote to give Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai another term on the FCC yesterday went mostly along party lines, but four Democrats joined with Republicans to approve Pai’s re-nomination.
Three of those Democrats explained why to Politico in a report this morning.
“I disagree with [Pai] on net neutrality, but the president has a right to the chairman because he won the election,” Sen.

Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) said. McCaskill also said she has a good working relationship with Pai on the Lifeline program, which gives poor people subsidies for phone service or broadband. McCaskill and Pai have both focused on reducing waste and fraud in the program.
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