12/05/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/05/2019 18:44
WASHINGTON - Yesterday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the US House of Representatives passed the TRACED Act to stop unwanted robocalls by a vote of 417-3. This bipartisan, bicameral bill would curb robocalls by implementing a nationwide caller authentication system, allowing consumers to block spam calls at no extra charge, and empowering the Federal Communications Commission to go after robocallers that break the law.
'In the midst of today's impeachment hearing, I am pleased that members of the House were able to come together on a bipartisan basis to pass this comprehensive legislation to protect Americans against illegal robocalls,' Rep. Lieu said. 'Almost every day, we hear from constituents with concerns about robocalls that pull them away from work and family engagements and leave them exposed to unlawful scams. That's why I'm proud to have joined my colleagues in voting for a bill that will tackle robocalls once and for all and protect American consumers from fraud.'