On Tuesday, Congressman David Kustoff (TN-08) and Congresswoman Deborah Ross (NC-02) introduced the Deter Obnoxious, Nefarious, and Outrageous Telephone Calls (DO NOT Call) Act. This is bipartisan legislation that will deter robocalls by creating stricter penalties for companies and individuals who engage in the intentional harassment of consumers.
“I have heard from countless people throughout West Tennessee who are tired of receiving harassing robocalls. That is why I joined Congresswoman Deborah Ross in introducing the DO NOT Call Act. This bill would give more authority to our judicial system to protect Americans from being scammed and defrauded, and further deter bad actors from placing these calls in the first place,” said Congressman Kustoff. “This legislation provides added protections to prohibit robocalls and builds upon the TRACED Act, which I was proud to introduce last Congress and was signed into law. I urge my colleagues to swiftly pass the DO NOT Call Act to build on the success of the TRACED Act and put an end to these scams.”
“Robocalls have skyrocketed in the past few years, posing serious threats to consumers—especially to older Americans. With a changing technological landscape, malicious actors and companies are increasingly able to extract sensitive personal information to defraud and scam victims,” said Congresswoman Ross. “It’s deeply concerning just how widespread robocalls are in North Carolina and beyond. There is an urgent need for Congressional action to protect consumers, to deter predatory robocalls, and to hold individuals and companies accountable. I am proud to introduce this bipartisan legislation with Representative Kustoff and will continue working with my colleagues in the Senate to see it become law.”