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The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, July 25, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

Dome and flag US CapUS House Passes Stopping Bad Robocalls Act

The US House of Representatives yesterday passed the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act, HR 3375, by a sweeping 429-3 vote.  In response to the passage of the bill, Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Ranking Member Greg Walden (R-OR), Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Mike Doyle (D-PA) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Ranking Member Bob Latta (R-OH) released the following statement: “Today, the House of Representatives voted to restore Americans’ confidence in the telephone system and put consumers back in charge of their phones. 

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Topics: EAS System, AIRWAVES Act, FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr, Stopping Bad Robocalls Act

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, July 18, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

us-capitol-building-and-congressHouse Committee Advances Robocalling Bill

The House Energy and Commerce Committee favorably reported the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act (H.R. 3375), as amended, to the full House of Representatives by a vote of 48-0.  Commenting on the action, Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) said: “Today, the American people are one step closer to reclaiming control of their phones from annoying and illegal robocalls. Read More
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Topics: U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, Stopping Bad Robocalls Act, FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly, US Virgin Islands 911 Fee Diversion

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

us-capitol-building-and-congressHouse Subcommittee Passes Robocalling Act

The House Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Mike Doyle (D-PA) released the following statement after the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act (H.R. 3375) was reported to the full Energy and Commerce Committee by voice vote:  “The American people are fed up with robocalls, and thanks to the Subcommittee’s bipartisan action today we’re one step closer to putting consumers back in control of their phones,” Pallone and Doyle said.  “We commend the Democratic and Republican members of the Subcommittee for working together on bipartisan amendments strengthening this comprehensive legislation to end the robocall epidemic.  We look forward to bringing it up before the full Committee soon.”

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Topics: FCC Tribal Workshop, Communications and Technology Subcommittee, Stopping Bad Robocalls Act, Spectrum Opportunities, FTC PrivacyCon, PrivacyCon 2019

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, June 20, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

FCC front viewFCC July Open Meeting Agenda

FCC Chairman Pai announced  the tentative Agenda for the FCC’s July 10, 2019, Open Meeting.  The FCC will consider the following items:

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Topics: FCC July Open Meeting, Transforming the 2.5 GHZ Band, Robocalling Bill, Stopping Bad Robocalls Act, 5G Incentive Auction, Connected Care Services

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, April 29, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

hearing-room9US House Robocall Hearing

The House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology has released more details about its April 30, 2019,  hearing on “Legislating to Stop the Onslaught of Annoying Robocalls.” See the Regulatory Mix dated 4/24/19.  The Committee will consider the following proposed legislation: 

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Topics: Stopping Bad Robocalls Act, HANGUP Act, ROBO Calls and Texts Act, Robocall Enforcement Enhancement Act of 2019, US House Robocall Hearing, ROBOCOP Act, STOP Robocalls Act, Contraband Cell Phone Task Force Report

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

dome and flagUS Congress Robocalling Bill

House Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) reintroduced the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act (HR 946).  The bill would direct the FCC to enact strong consumer protections for authorized calls and empower the FCC with strong enforcement tools to reign in robocallers.  The legislation would also ensure that consumers have the ability to stop calls they’d previously authorized and require incoming calls to have authentic caller identification information before they are delivered to customers. 

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Topics: Wireless Emergency Alert System, Robocalling Bill, Stopping Bad Robocalls Act

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