Dem chair offers bill to crack down on robocalls
Feb 4, 2019 • The Hill
February 4, 2019
Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.) on Monday reintroduced a bill cracking down on “abusive” robocall practices, reviving the efforts in the last Congress to protect Americans from an increasing deluge of automated calls.
Pallone, the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, is reviving the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act, which would give the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) increased authority to combat robocalls. Pallone in a statement pointed to reports that 26.3 billion robocalls were placed in the U.S. in 2018, a 46 percent increase from the year before…