In a sweeping show of bipartisan support, the US House of Representatives passed a new piece of legislation that is designed to put a stop to annoying robocalls once and for all.
The aptly-named “Stopping Bad Robocalls Act”, which was first introduced to the House last month, was approved this week in a landslide 429 to 3 vote.
The legislation is being lauded as a much-needed response to annoying robocalls after a February report from the FCC stated that there were over 5.7 million “Do Not Call” complaints from American consumers in 2018, over 3.7 million of which were classified as unwanted robocalls.
Additionally, the measure will extend the statute of limitations from one year to three—and in some instances four—for callers violating robocall prohibitions.
The bill was introduced by two Democratic and two Republic representatives who issued a statement on the legislation’s approval this week.
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