Robocall Bill Passes Committee with CUNA/League-Requested Language

The House Energy and Commerce Committee unanimously passed the Stop Robocalls Now Act (H.R. 3375) Wednesday. CUNA wrote to the committee Tuesday, prior to the markup, requesting inclusion of certain language in the bill that was added during the markup.

Introduced by Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone (D-6), the bipartisan measure has 172 cosponsors including every member of New Jersey’s House delegation.

“We share the concerns that Chairman Pallone (D-N.J.) and Ranking Member Walden (R-Ore.) have regarding the volume of illegal robocalls American consumers are receiving, and we appreciate the steps that the legislation takes in an effort to reduce these calls,” said CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle. “We are grateful that the committee made three key changes that address those concerns and we look forward to continuing to engage lawmakers to find additional solutions to preserve credit unions' ability to reach their members for legitimate business concerns.”

CUNA wrote to the committee prior to its markup, saying it would support the addition 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.