Foxx Votes for the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act
Washington, July 24, 2019
WASHINGTON – Today, the House passed H.R. 3375, the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act, which will combat unwanted robocalls by implementing a nationwide caller authentication system. At no cost to consumers, carriers will identify robocallers and provide the option to block robocalls. Americans will be able to trust that the number they see on their caller-ID is actually the person calling them. The bill also requires the FCC to recognize the burdens of adopting new technology to authenticate caller-ID information and to address the barriers that carriers face, especially in rural areas.
Rep. Foxx stated, “As a long-time supporter of increased regulation over robocalls, I was very pleased to support the passage of the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act today, which includes a provision I worked on to protect consumers from “one-ring” scams. Most robocalls are already illegal. This bill provides the teeth needed though to finally get unwanted robocalls off our phones and crack down on the bad actors behind these terrible nuisances.”
U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx represents North Carolina’s 5th Congressional District and is Republican Leader of the House Committee on Education and Labor.