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Guthrie Applauds House Passage of Bill to Stop Robocalls

Washington, December 4, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), a senior member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, today applauded the House passage of the Pallone-Thune TRACED Act (S. 151), a bill that will end the practice of illegal robocalls.

“So far this year, Kentuckians have received over 500 million robocalls. That’s over 100 calls per person this year,” said Guthrie in a speech on the House floor in support of the TRACED Act. “Scammers have found creative ways to trick people into thinking that their calls are legitimate. These calls have wreaked havoc for private citizens, hospitals, small businesses, and everyone in between.”

Congressman Guthrie cosponsored the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act (H.R. 3375), which passed in the House in July. The Pallone-Thune TRACED Act is the result of negotiations between the House and the Senate to develop compromise legislation to stop robocalls.

Guthrie said, “I was proud to cosponsor the original House bill, the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act, and I was proud to vote in support of the Pallone-Thune TRACED Act, which will put an end to these frustrating calls. I look forward to seeing this important bill signed into law.”

Now that the House has passed the TRACED Act, the Senate must pass it again before it is signed into law by President Trump.

 

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