Senators Ask FCC For New Robocall Rules, Introduce Bills

By Kyle Jahner and Ben Kochman (April 18, 2018, 8:10 PM EDT) -- A group of senators asked the Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday to enact consumer safeguards to stem an "onslaught" of unwanted automated calls and texts, the same day robocall legislation was introduced and a Senate committee grilled a robocaller dragged to the hearing by subpoena.

The senators' letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai requested that he establish a comprehensive definition for an autodialer system, protect people with reassigned numbers from automated calls intended for their former owners, and reiterate the right to revoke consent to receive calls.

Signed by 15 Democrats, the letter told the FCC to flex its Telephone Consumer...

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