05/23/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/23/2019 19:04
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) is taking action to crack down on predatory robocalls. The Senator joined colleagues in passing an overwhelmingly bipartisan bill that would help identify and penalize scammers, as well as give federal agencies and state attorneys general the tools they need to enforce the laws on the books and prosecute robocallers.
'Even United States Senators get robocalls,' said Senator Perdue. 'Something that once was an annoying disturbance has now become an avenue for criminals to prey on innocent people. This bipartisan bill will help protect consumers and prevent their information from falling into the wrong hands.'
Specifically, the TRACED Act:
Senator Perdue joined U.S. Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Ed Markey (D-MA), along with 82 other senators, in introducing the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act.
Click here to read the text of the bill.