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Will Congress act to stop robocalls?

Aug 21, 2019 The Hill

August 21, 2019

Lately, Congress has been known more for all its partisan gridlock and infighting than for getting things done. But lawmakers have leapt at the chance to provide relief from robocalls to their constituents. The passage of the bipartisan Traced Act in the Senate was soon followed by the near unanimous approval of the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act in the House.

The Senate bill provided an important step in protecting us from spoofed calls with fake caller IDs, but the House bill takes the fight to the next level by requiring rules that will actually stop the abusive and unwanted robocalls from being made in the first place. To preserve the value of the national telephone system, we need the provisions of both bills signed into law.