Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), a senior member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, today voted for the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act (H.R. 3375) at a committee markup.
Congressman Guthrie is a cosponsor of the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act, a bipartisan bill that will address illegal robocall practices. The Energy and Commerce Committee approved the bill unanimously today. The Stopping Bad Robocalls Act will now advance to the House floor for a vote by the full House of Representatives.
“The number one thing I hear about from Second District residents is robocalls,” said Guthrie. “Kentuckians are sick of their lives being interrupted by these intrusive calls. People have told me about calls that look like they’re local or even coming from their own number, only to be coming from somewhere across the country. I was proud to support the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act, and I urge the House to pass this legislation as soon as possible.”
The Stopping Bad Robocalls Act will require phone carriers to implement call authentication technology, allow carriers to offer call blocking services to consumers, and direct the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to protect consumers from calls they did not agree to receive.