eRate survives the summer

The eRate withstood another flurry of assaults in early August and won a short reprieve as Congress took a three-week recess. The program was pronounced "unconstitutional" during a hearing of the House Ways and Means subcommittee on oversight, and lawmakers threatened to kill the program with an appropriations bill amendment. But in the end, no decisive action was taken before Congress adjourned for the summer Aug. 7, 1998.

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