12.19.19

Daines’ Bipartisan Bill to End Illegal Robocalls Headed to President Trump’s Desk

U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines celebrated Senate passage of his bipartisan bill, the TRACED Act, which will help protect Montanans from illegal robocalls. The bill now heads to President Trump’s desk to be signed into law.

“Montanans are tired of being bombarded night and day by illegal robocalls,” Daines said.My bipartisan bill will help stop these illegal calls and protect Montanans. I look forward to President Trump signing this bill into law.” 

Daines’ bill does the following:

  • Extends the time frame in which the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) can catch and punish companies or individuals that intentionally break telemarketing restrictions
  • Requires voice service providers to implement an authentication framework to verify that incoming calls are legitimate before they reach consumers' phones
  • Directs the FCC to craft a plan to block calls that cannot be authenticated through the framework

Background:

In late May, Daines first voted to clear his bipartisan TRACED Act out of the U.S. Senate.

In early May, Daines pressed FCC Chairman Pai and FTC Chairman Simons on the need to pass and quickly implement the TRACED Act.

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