The Senate is working on a bill to make it easier for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to target illegal robocalls. Introduced by Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) this week, the Robocall Enforcement Enhancement Act of 2018 proposes to extend the statute of limitations for violating robocall rules from one year to three years, and lengthen the statute of limitations for calls with fake caller ID information (known as “spoofing” violations”) from two years to three years.

“If there is one thing Americans can agree on, it’s that robocalls often cross the line,” said Schatz in a statement. Schatz added that he believes this bill will give the FCC the time and authority it needs to keep these abusive robocalls in check. The bill is being co-sponsored by Schatz and the other Democrats on the Senate Commerce subcommittee on communications.

Senate Urges FCC to Combat Robocalls

Additionally, a group of 15 Democratic senators is urging the FCC to take further action to combat automated solicitation calls. In light of last month’s D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that struck down portions of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the senators are asking the FCC to take quick action to specifically define what an automatic telephone dialing system (ATDS). The senators included their own proposals in the letter, asking the FCC to consider bolstering do-not-call protections and creating specific provisions for consumers to provide and revoke their consent to receive telephone solicitations.

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