Chairman Pallone Notes Need to Distinguish Legitimate Calls from Robocalls

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Rep. Frank Pallone (D-6) noted the need to distinguish legitimate calls, such as those made by credit unions to their members, from illegal robocalls from telemarketers during a Tuesday committee hearing. The New Jersey Credit Union League (NJCUL) has met numerous times with Rep. Pallone and the other members of New Jersey’s congressional delegation to discuss the issue and the need for clarity and protection for legitimate calls made by credit unions to their members. 

In February, Rep. Pallone introduced the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act (H.R. 946). Reps Andy Kim (D-3), Bill Pascrell (D-9) and Jeff Van Drew (D-2) are cosponsors of the measure. 

CUNA and the state leagues continue to work with Congress and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to address the growing problem of unwarranted telemarketing calls while protecting legitimate customer communications.