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Bipartisan Congressional Leaders Respond to Supreme Court Ruling on Unwanted Text Messages

Apr 8, 2021
Press Release

Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chair Mike Doyle (D-PA), Communications and Technology Ranking Member Bob Latta (R-OH), Senator Ed Markey (D-MA), and Senator John Thune (R-SD) released the following joint statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that unwanted text messages do not violate the Telephone Consumer Protection Act’s protections against robocalls:

“The Supreme Court’s ruling removing text messages from the Telephone Consumer Protection Act may allow scammers to send out a barrage of texts or calls without fear of reprisal or consequence. As the principal leaders behind the passage of the TRACED Act, we will closely follow the impacts this ruling may have on consumers. We know the last thing Americans need right now is an onslaught of texts or calls from scammers trying to swindle them out of their hard-earned money.”