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Pallone on FCC Robocall Order

Dec 12, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement today on the FCC’s order establishing a reassigned number database and Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel’s call for carriers to offer free robocall blocking tools:   

“As a part of my comprehensive bill, the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act, the FCC would be required to establish a reassigned number database.  I was pleased with the draft order Chairman Pai previously circulated and will review the adopted order once it is available.  If done correctly, the database will help protect consumers with reassigned numbers from receiving unwanted robocalls.  My bill also includes provisions that would codify Commissioner Rosenworcel’s demand for carriers to make robocall blocking tools available to their customers for free.  Robocalls are a major nuisance for consumers and I will push for comprehensive legislation to protect consumers in the coming Congress.”

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