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Eshoo Introduces Legislation to Protect Consumers from Unwanted Robocalls and Texts

April 27th, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) introduced legislation to protect anyone with a federal loan (student loans, mortgages, veterans loans, farming loans) from unwanted robocalls and texts, specifically to their mobile phones. The Help Americans Never Get Unwanted Phone calls (HANGUP) Act rescinds an enacted provision in the Budget Act of 2015 exempting debt collectors from a longstanding law prohibiting them from robocalling without consent to the mobile phones of those who have a debt owed or guaranteed by the federal government. The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) has provided statutory protection to consumers until now.

“No one should be subjected to harassing or unwanted robocalls, whether they come from a government contractor or anywhere else,” Eshoo said. “Congress took action to crack down on these unwanted calls through the 1991 TCPA, but the provision in the Budget Act of 2015 rolled back important consumer protections in the 27 year old law. The HANGUP Act restores these critical protections for consumers by establishing a statutory roadblock to unwanted robocalls and texts from government contractors.”

A similar companion bill was introduced in the Senate in 2017 by Senator Ed Markey (D-MA). Text of the legislation can be found here.

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