IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
July 31, 2019
Mrs. Feinstein (for herself, Ms. Klobuchar, and Mr. Blumenthal) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
To amend the Federal Trade Commission Act to eliminate the common carrier exemption for telecommunications companies.
This Act may be cited as the
Protection from Robocalling Act of 2019.
Congress finds that—
illegal robocalls and spam calls are a growing annoyance and problem for the people of the United States; and
exemptions within the Federal Trade Commission Act (15 U.S.C. 41 et seq.) limit the enforcement capabilities of the Federal Trade Commission with respect to illegal robocalling and spam calling.
Eliminating the common carrier exemption for telecommunications companies
Section 4 of the Federal Trade Commission Act (15 U.S.C. 44) is amended by striking
the Act entitled and inserting
An Act to regulate commerce, approved February 14, 1887, and all Acts amendatory thereof and supplementary thereto and the Communications Act of 1934
subtitle IV of title 49, United States Code,.