07/11/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/11/2019 13:42
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Dan Lipinski, IL-3, today announced that he is co-sponsoring the bipartisan Stopping Bad Robocalls Act (HR 3375) to bring much needed relief to Americans from abusive robocall practices. Last year, an estimated 47.8 billion robocalls were placed nationwide, an increase of 17 billion calls over the previous year. Illegal robocalls affect American life in increasingly harmful ways, from scams to defraud consumers to disrupting our health care system, and much more.
'Residents of the Third District are sick and tired of spam robocalls. It's time we end the robocall epidemic, and that's why I'm proud to co-sponsor the bipartisan Stopping Bad Robocalls Act,' Lipinski said. 'This bill offers consumers a way out by ensuring that every call they get is verified and by allowing the blocking of robocalls without an extra charge. It also ensures the Federal Communications Commission will enact strong consumer protections and quickly go after scammers. I'm hopeful we'll be able to pass this comprehensive bill on the House floor in the coming months.'
ThebipartisanStopping Bad Robocalls Act:
Statements of support available HERE.
Section-by-Section summary available HERE.
Bill text available HERE.