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The tweet is the latest in Vitter's effort to roll back the federal government's Lifeline program that provides basic cellphones to people who are at or below 135 percent of the poverty line. Vitter recently began tweeting photos that constituents have sent him of booths they have encountered, offering free cellphones.

A week earlier Vitter, with Sen. Jim InhofeJames (Jim) Mountain InhofeSenate panel unanimously approves water infrastructure bill Defense bill moves forward with lawmakers thinking about McCain Overnight Energy: EPA moves to roll back chemical plant safety rule | NASA chief says humans contribute to climate change | Pruitt gets outside lawyer MORE (R-Okla.), introduced legislation that would take away the welfare subsidy for cellphones that has been a part of the Lifeline program since 2008.