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Wenstrup Votes to End Spam Calls

Washington, December 5, 2019 Contact:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) voted for the Pallone-Thune TRACED Act to combat spam calls. The bill would reduce spam calls by directing the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to crack down on spoofing, increasing FCC fines on perpetrators, extending the statute of limitations for the FCC to initiate cases against scammers, and requiring the telecommunications industry to implement authentication technology within 18 months at no cost to consumers.

Earlier this year, the office of Congressman Wenstrup hosted a Fraud Protection Forum to share fraud assistance services and resources to avoid common scams that often originate from spam calls  - the Pallone-Thune TRACED Act seeks to eliminate these types of calls. For fraud awareness tips, visit Congressman Wenstrup’s website HERE.

After the Pallone-Thune TRACED Act passed the House of Representatives, Congressman Wenstrup released the following statement:

“From their daily disruptions to the dangerous possibility of falling victim to fraud, spam calls are a serious issue Americans face every day. I’m proud to support this legislation to help reduce spam calls and protect Americans from scammers,” said Congressman Brad Wenstrup

 

Background:

In May, the Senate passed the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act by a vote of 97-1.  In July, the House of Representatives passed the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act by a vote of 429-3.  The Pallone-Thune TRACED Act is the reconciled version of these two bills.

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