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Sens. Dial Into FCC, FTC Robocall Enforcement Weaknesses

Law360 (May 7, 2019, 7:57 PM EDT) -- Sen. John Kennedy expressed befuddlement Tuesday as to why federal agencies can’t more quickly crack down on robocalls, questioning the heads of both the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission about which kinds of calls fall into regulatory gaps.

Kennedy, a Louisiana Republican who chairs an appropriations subcommittee, pressed officials during a budget hearing on why only the FCC has authority to target common carriers and why the FTC can’t do more to tamp down robocalls that originate overseas.

“it seems to me it’s real simple. The American people are being inundated with these calls. Many of them are...

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