By a vote of 417-3, the U.S. House of Representatives today passed the Pallone-Thune TRACED Act, S.151. The bill now moves on to the U.S. Senate, where Senator John Thune (R-SD), an original sponsor of the Senate bill, hopes that it will pass in the next week or so.
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 Subcommittee Ranking Member Bob Latta (R-OH) released the following statement today after passage:
“We’re proud of this overwhelming vote by the House to pass the Pallone-Thune TRACED Act today. This legislation combats the robocall epidemic by ensuring every call Americans receive will be verified and can be blocked at no extra cost to consumers. It also gives the Federal Communications Commission and law enforcement the authority to quickly go after scammers. The American people are demanding relief from these calls, and the House has delivered. We look forward to quick Senate action on this bill so it can be sent to the President’s desk for his signature.”