Hearing on Telephone Consumer Protection Act

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a hearing yesterday entitled “The Telephone Consumer Protection Act at 25: Effects on Consumers and Business.” The committee website described the topic as:

The hearing will examine the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (TCPA), an enacted bill that requires solicitors to maintain a “Do Not Call” list and limits the use of automatic dialing systems known as “robocalls.” The hearing will also examine the Federal Communications Commission’s application of the TCPA to new technologies and practices popularized since adoption of the Act.

The website lists the witnesses — to supporting changes to the law to reduce or eliminate potential liability and two speaking from the consumer perspective — and has links to their testimony.

Margot Saunders from National Consumer Law Center testified from the consumer side. NCLC's press release about her testimony is here.

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