About the bill
Should politically themed automated calls have an opt-out feature?
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 the registry, that still leaves many who ignore it completely.
What the bill does
The Robo COP Act would ban political robocalls to any number listed on the FTC’s Do Not Call Registry.
COP in the bill’s title ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for North Carolina's 5th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jan 28, 2019
Length: 2 pages
What legislators are saying
“Foxx Introduces Legislation to Halt Unwanted Robocalls”
— Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5] (Sponsor) on Jan 28, 2019
Feb 10, 2015
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 827 (114th).
Jan 30, 2017
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 740 (115th).
Jan 28, 2019
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H.R. 805 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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