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Heather Reams: Under Republican Leadership, Expect Lower Global Emissions and Increased Energy Independence

By all accounts, Republicans are well-positioned to take back the House of the Representatives next Congress. That comes as welcomed news for the overwhelming majority of Americans who support “commonsense” policies to reduce emissions...
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Kathy Castor Keeps the Gavel on the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis

Pelosi brought the select committee back when Democrats took over the U.S. House two years ago and named Castor to lead it. According to its website, the select committee “is charged with delivering ambitious climate policy recommendations to Congress, in order to achieve substantial and permanent reductions in pollution and other activities that contribute to the climate crisis.”

DOJ Praises Charlie Crist’s Task Force to Cut Down on Spam Calls

Back in January 2019, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., paired up with U.S. Reps. Matt Cartwright, D-Penn., Garret Graves, R-La., and the late Walter Jones, R-NC, to bring out the “Spam Calls Task Force Act” which will create a federal task force to cut down on spam calls. 
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Donald Trump Signs Florida Delegation Backed-Bill Cracking Down on Robocalls Into Law

Back in May, on a 97-1 vote, the U.S. Senate passed Thune‘s “Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act” which, according to supporters, “gives regulators more time to find robocall scammers, increases penalties for violators, promotes call authentication and blocking adoption, and brings federal agencies and state attorneys general together to address obstacles to criminal prosecution of robocallers who intentionally flout laws.” U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., cast the only vote against the proposal.

Florida Delegation Helps Get Bill Cracking Down on Robocalls Through House Again

Over the summer, the U.S. House passed U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone’s, D-NJ. “Stopping Bad Robocalls” bill with major input from members of the Florida delegation. 

Vern Buchanan: Congress Needs to Move Quickly Against Robocalls

“Americans were hit with record-high 5.7 billion robocalls, or more than 17 per person, just in October alone. According to the new report by robocall-blocking app YouMail, this is a 25 percent increase from the previous month,” the congressman’s office noted.
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House Passes Bill Cracking Down on Robocalls Thanks to Help From Florida Congressmen

Last week, the U.S. House passed U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone’s, D-NJ. “Stopping Bad Robocalls” bill with major input from members of the Florida delegation. 

House Ready to Vote on Florida Congressman’s Proposal Taking Aim at Spam Calls

U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist’s, D-Fla., proposal to cut down on spam calls is headed to the House floor. 

Charlie Crist’s Proposal Cracking Down on Spam Calls Builds Momentum

Back in January, Crist paired up with U.S. Reps. Matt Cartwright, D-Penn., Garret Graves, R-La., and the late Walter Jones, R-NC, to bring out the “Spam Calls Task Force Act" which will create a federal task force to cut down on spam calls.

With Help From the Florida Delegation, Congress Gets Ready to Crack Down on Robocalls

The bill allows the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to fine “people who intentionally flout telemarketing restrictions” as much as $10,000 and expands the window from catching them from one year to three.
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Vern Buchanan Wants FCC to Crack Down on Robocalls

On Friday, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., a senior Republican on the powerful U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, announced he was backing U.S. Rep. David Kustoff’s, R-Tenn., “Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act.”

Charlie Crist’s Proposal to Cut Down on Spam Calls Gains Steam

Crist’s office insisted these calls are a “growing problem” to people across the nation and noted that 50 percent of cell phones receive them. 
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