Rep. Cheney Applauds Passage Of Bill To Curb Robocalls
“Last year, there were 48 billion robocalls made in the United States, with Wyoming constituents alone receiving 64 million. What’s worse is that these calls are increasingly coming from scammers looking to steal from the individuals they’re calling. These robocalls must be stopped and today I was proud to vote to send legislation to President Trump’s desk that will do just that. The TRACED Act will curtail the flood of calls from scammers and give the FCC more tools to go after those making these illegal calls.
“Wyoming knows first-hand just how dangerous these schemes can be. Late last year, the Wyoming Highway Patrol had to alert the public about a robocall scam that the caller-ID said came from a Wyoming 307-number. The recording told the listener that a relative had been in a motor vehicle crash and arrested for driving under the influence. The listener was then instructed to send money for bail, attorney fees, and health care costs. This is exactly the kind of scam that this legislation seeks to prevent.
“This measure will empower consumers to combat unwanted robocalls and give the Federal Communications Commission the critical tools they need to catch those who break the law. I was proud to be a co-sponsor of the House version of the TRACED Act, and am thrilled that this critical legislation is one step closer to becoming law.”
The Bill has already passed the U.S. Senate and now will head to President Trump.