WASHINGTON – The U.S. Congress passed the TRACED Act—legislation cosponsored by Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema that cracks down on illegal robocalls and holds perpetrators accountable. The bipartisan legislation now heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law.
“Our bipartisan legislation protects all Arizonans from the barrage of unwanted robocalls and protects Arizona seniors from scams and harassment by ensuring robocallers are held accountable,” said Sinema, a member of the Senate Commerce and Aging Committees.
As one report estimated, 42 percent of all calls will be spam calls by early 2019, a 12 percent increase from last year. The TRACED Act gives regulators more time to find scammers, increases penalties for those who are caught, promotes call authentication and blocking adoption, and brings relevant federal agencies and state attorneys general together to address impediments to criminal prosecution of robocallers who intentionally flout laws.
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