Monthly TCPA Digest – May 2019
We are pleased to present the latest edition of our Monthly TCPA Digest, providing insights and news related to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
In this issue, we review congressional efforts aimed at curbing illegal robocalls. These include seven bills discussed at a recent hearing of the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, robocall legislation in the Senate, and a Senate appropriations hearing that addressed the FCC’s and FTC’s resources to combat robocalls. We also discuss TCPA-related proceedings and matters at the FCC. Among these are Petitions for Reconsideration of parts of the FCC’s plan to establish a Reassigned Numbers Database and ongoing opposition to the FCC’s possible reconsideration of the 2016 Broadnet Declaratory Ruling, which determined that federal agencies and contractors working on their behalf are not “persons” under the TCPA. In addition, we cover a Fourth Circuit ruling that struck down the federal debt-collection exemption to the TCPA.
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