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Upton votes for Stopping Bad Robocalls Act

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Washington, July 24, 2019 | Josh Paciorek (202-225-3761) | comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today voted for and the House passed bipartisan legislation - H.R. 3375, the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act - that will direct the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to issue rules to protect consumers from calls they didn’t agree to receive and require carriers to implement a call-authentication tool and offer call blocking services to consumers free of charge.

Upton is a co-sponsor of the legislation.

“Nationwide, already more than 25 billion robocalls have been placed this year alone – including an estimated 110 million robocalls in our district. Folks, that’s just unacceptable,” Upton said. “This legislation will put an end to pesky robocall practices that harm consumers and scam Americans. I am glad to see this legislation pass the U.S. House of Representatives and I urge my colleagues in the U.S. Senate to follow the House’s lead so we can put an end to robocalls.  Enough is enough.”

The Stopping Bad Robocalls Act will also provide additional tools to the FCC so it has the capability to take stronger action when tracking down robocalls. 

Learn more about H.R. 3375 here.

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