Tag: telephone robocall abuse criminal enforcement and deterrence act
Vern Buchanan Wants House Committee to Hold a Hearing on Robocalls
In a letter to the chairman of the U.S. House House Energy and Commerce Committee, which regulates the telephone industry, Buchanan said restrictions enacted by Congress two years ago may be inadequate and in need of revision.
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.
Ashley Moody Pushes for More Aggressive Tools to Fight Illegal Robocalls During Coronavirus Pandemic
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody, along with a bipartisan coalition of 52 attorneys general, is urging USTelecom and its Industry Traceback Group to further develop robocall traceback and other tools suited for law enforcement in an effort to improve enforcement against illegal robocalls.
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 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.”
FTC, Jimmy Patronis: Fraud Runs Rampant Across Florida
“Fraud and identity theft rates in Florida are outrageous and totally unacceptable,” Patronis said. “That's why I'm bringing everyone to the table to combat this out-of-control epidemic that targets seniors, businesses, and every Florida family."