To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to clarify the prohibitions on making robocalls, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for New Jersey's 6th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Feb 4, 2019
Length: 20 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
This bill was introduced on February 4, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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58 Cosponsors (57 Democrats, 1 Republican)
What legislators are saying
“Engel Statement on House Passage of Anti-Robocall Legislation”
— Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16, 2013-2020] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 5, 2019
“Suozzi Votes in Support of Bill to End Robocall Epidemic”
— Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY3] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 29, 2019
Jun 7, 2018
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 6026 (115th).
Feb 4, 2019
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Apr 30, 2019
Considered by Communications and Technology
A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.
H.R. 946 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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