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H.R. 805: Robo COP Act

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Should politically themed automated calls have an opt-out feature?

Context

Robocalls have been surging in recent years, with a record 5+ billion in October 2018 alone. The practice of recorded messages automatically dialed to your phone are usually used to try selling you something.

In theory, the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Do Not Call Registry, which anybody can sign up for free and permanently, is supposed to block such robocalls. However, the list is voluntary. While most “legitimate companies” abide by it and don’t call any numbers on ...

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Virginia Foxx

Sponsor. Representative for North Carolina's 5th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 28, 2019
Length: 2 pages
Introduced
Jan 28, 2019
Status

Introduced on Jan 28, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on January 28, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Jan 28, 2019
 
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