Bill would crack down on robocalls

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Pesky robocalls are an issue that impacts millions of Americans every year, and now lawmakers in Washington are working to reduce the number of these nuisance calls. 

One proposed bill is called the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) act. It was unanimously passed in a subcommittee Wednesday. 

South Dakota Senator John Thune was one of the lawmakers that introduced the bill, saying its time to crack down on these annoying and illegal calls.

“No one is immune from these annoying and potentially dangerous scam calls. The TRACED Act is a bipartisan act that target the worst of the worst. Scam artists and others who knowingly violate the law,” he said.

Thune went on to say robocallers rang Americans’ phones 26-billion times last year and now Congress is ready to act. 

 

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