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S. 1913: DO NOT Call Act

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Making for the softest response to your cellmate asking, “So what are you in for?”

Context

Officially, most robocalls have been illegal since the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991. (“Most” because a few exceptions are allowed, such as for emergencies or for a list of people who have opted in, for example if thousands of people have signed up for a public official’s telephone town hall.)

Nonetheless, Americans received almost 4 billion automated robocalls per month in 2020, or more than 10 per person. Even the top telephone company executives aren’t immune — in 2019, AT&T’s then-CEO Randall L. Stephenson was interrupted by a robocall during an onstage interview.

In 2019, a divided Congress — with a Democratic House and Republican Senate — came together to …

Sponsor and status

Catherine Cortez Masto

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Nevada. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 27, 2021
Length: 3 pages
Introduced
May 27, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Introduced on May 27, 2021

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on May 27, 2021. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Other activity may have occurred on another bill with identical or similar provisions.

Cosponsors

4 Cosponsors (4 Democrats)

Prognosis
4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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History

May 27, 2021
 
Introduced

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Signed by the President

S. 1913 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 1913. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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