Sen. Drafting Bill To Boost Regulation Of Illegal Robocalls

Law360, Los Angeles (December 5, 2013, 4:06 PM EST) -- Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., on Wednesday said she is drafting legislation that would arm federal regulators with new powers to fight illegal robocalls, saying telephone providers have refused to fully explore new technologies that could curb the practice.

The senator, who is currently Chairman of the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, said legislative action is needed because the National Do-Not-Call registry hasn't fully guarded against the fraudulent robocalls, which spur 200,000 complaints to the Federal Trade Commission each month.

McCaskill asked the telecom industry during a Senate subcommittee...
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