Indiana Congresswoman Susan Brooks Applauds Passage of Bill that Prevents Fraudulent and Abusive Robocalls
The Locking Up Robocallers Act of 2019, a bipartisan bill, passed out of the House of Representatives as a part of The Stopping Bad Robocalls Act. The House of Representatives passed legislation that protects Hoosiers privacy and personal data.
Indiana’s 5th District Representative, Susan Brooks, is a co-sponsor of the Locking Up Robocallers Act of 2019 and is proud to be protecting Hoosiers. Congresswoman Brooks spoke on the passage of the legislation by saying,
“Today, the House passed a bipartisan bill to protect American consumers from pesky, dangerous and illegal robocalls that continue to scam hard-working Americans out of time and money. I’m proud the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act includes our bill because it is critically important to ensure those who perpetuate scams through unlawful robocalls are prosecuted and held accountable under the law.”
Sponsor of the bill, Congressman A. Donald McEachin of Virginia, said of the legislation,
“Today’s vote is a positive development for ending the robocall epidemic. Americans are sick and tired of unsolicited robocalls, which can be a nuisance or even predatory. The Stopping Bad Robocalls Act will help reduce the number of spam robocalls received and protect consumers. I thank my colleagues for voting it out of the House and I look forward to working with our colleagues in the Senate to help this bill become law.”
Robocalls are a danger to the public and put Hoosiers’ data safety at risk. The Locking Up Robocallers Act of 2019 directs the Federal Communications Commission to provide evidence of unlawful robocall violations to the state Attorney General and would require the Federal Communications Commission to publish and submit a report outlining the number and types of robocaller violations to Congress. This Act strengthens enforcement of current law aimed at ending the countless amounts of predatory robocalls impacting Hoosiers on a daily basis.