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Houses passes H.R. 3375, the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act
Posted July 25, 2019 by CUNA Advocacy

The US House of Representatives passed H.R. 3375, the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act by a vote of 429-3. The bill, which is the latest attempt by Congress to curtail fraudulent robocalls, had been amended in recent weeks to address concerns that CUNA raised that the legislation would limit credit unions’ ability to reach their members for legitimate business concerns.

“We appreciate the improvements that were made to this bill through the committee process,” said Ryan Donovan, CUNA Chief Advocacy Officer. “We look forward to engaging lawmakers further to ensure that Congressional remedies don’t impede credit unions’ ability to communicate with their members.”

Last week, the House Energy and Commerce Committee unanimously passed the H.R. 3375, Stop Robocalls Now Act.  Prior to the Committee's markup, CUNA wrote in support of the bipartisan effort that produced H.R. 3375 and supporting the inclusion of language regarding notice and a complaint mechanism for opt-in, white-list call blocking, redress for erroneous call-blocking by the Federal Communications Commission, and cost protection for callers using the notice and complaint process for call-blocking services.