Stopping Bad Robocalls Act reported out of committee
The Energy and Commerce Committee favorably reported the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act (HR 3375), as amended, out of committee today to the full U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 48–0.
The Stopping Bad Robocalls Act requires voice service provider to deploy caller ID authentication, i.e., STIR/SHAKEN. It also clarifies definitions and rules to address various consumer protection issues associated with robocalling.
“I’m proud of the strong support the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act received in Committee today and thank Ranking Members Walden and Latta and Chairman Doyle for working with me on this legislation to end the robocall epidemic.
This legislation will ensure every call Americans get is verified by Caller ID and that consumers can block calls they don’t want. I look forward to having the full House vote on our bill soon.”
The following amendments were adopted during today’s hearing:
- Technical changes to the bill and transparency and redress for erroneously blocked calls
- Requirement for the FCC to establish a Hospital Robocall Working Group to issue best practices to help voice service providers combat unlawful robocalls made to hospitals
- The FCC will be allowed to assess an additional $10,000 penalty for a robocall violation if the offender acted with intent to cause the violation.