Congressman Harris Statement on Robocall Bill
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) made the following statement on the robocall bill taken up by the House:
"Today the House finally took action to crack down on ‘robocalls’ by penalizing scammers who flood Americans with unwanted phone calls. This bill allows the Federal Communications Commission to better protect American’s privacy from calls made or text messages sent using automatic dialing systems and calls made using an artificial or prerecorded voice. Consent would be required. Many of these calls are scams that mislead senior citizens, scare families with threats of debt collection, or pose as the Internal Revenue Service or other federal agencies. I am proud to support this legislation."