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House of Representatives
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: April 16, 2019 03:33 PM
From: Representative Kerry A. Benninghoff
To: All House members
Subject: Congress Must Act to End Spoofing
Spoofing has gotten out of control. Despite being illegal, these unwanted robocalls that appear to originate from local, often legitimate, numbers in order to trick consumers, are on the rise. In fact, they are currently the most frequent complaint received by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

The people we represent are being harassed, harmed and defrauded every single day, and we need to do something about it. Unfortunately, as a commonwealth, we are unable to fix this problem ourselves, as the authority to fix it lies solely at the feet of our federal government. Congress needs to act.

That is why I am introducing a resolution to urge the Congress of the United States to grant additional authority to the FCC to allow it to stop unwanted robocalls and spoofing, and to educate the public on how to report illegal calls.

Please join me in cosponsoring this important resolution so that we can send a clear, bipartisan message to Washington, D.C. that more needs to be done to protect Pennsylvanians.

Introduced as HR250