Brian Weiss

Statement: Bipartisan House Robocall Bill

Growing momentum among lawmakers, regulators, industry and innovators to stop illegal robocalls

Background: Members of the House Energy & Commerce Committee today introduced a bipartisan version of the ‘Stopping Bad Robocalls Act’ to better detect and reduce illegal robocalls. In May, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved the USTelecom-backed Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act, a bill to bolster the FCC’s ability to stop illegal robocalls.

USTelecom leads the Industry Traceback Group, nearly 30 participants from across the wireline, wireless, VoIP and cable industries that actively traces and identifies the source of illegal robocalls and coordinates with federal and state law enforcement agencies to bring perpetrators to justice.

The following statement can be attributed to Jonathan Spalter, president and CEO of USTelecom:

“Chairman Pallone, Ranking Member Walden and the bipartisan members of the House Energy & Commerce Committee delivered a loud and clear message to illegal robocallers today: ‘enough.’ These legislative proposals add to the growing momentum and broad partnership among lawmakers, regulators, industry and innovators of all stripes who are closely collaborating to end the illegal robocall plague scamming and spoofing consumers.”

Learn more about USTelecom’s anti-illegal robocall work at the USTelecom Robocall Action Center.