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Vern Buchanan: FCC Needs to Do More to Ensure Telephone Companies Crack Down on...

Last week, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., pushed the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to do more to cut down on robocalls and scams. Buchanan pointed to a report which found that telephone companies were not...

Ashley Moody Wants FCC to Speed Up the Implementation of Anti-Robocall Technology

On Monday, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to fight back against Illegal robocalls by moving up the deadline for smaller telephone companies to implement caller ID technology. Moody was...

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 Urges the FCC Do More to Crack Down on Robocalls

“Floridians have been plagued with robocalls for years. I am urging the Federal Communications Commission to work together with state attorneys general and telecom companies in an effort to catch illegal robocalls at the source. This collaboration is essential to helping law enforcement carry out robocall investigations more swiftly and efficiently," Moody said.
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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.

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.”
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