Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33) Hails Passage of the TRACED Act

Dec 4, 2019
Press Release
Legislation Will Combat Robocalls and Abusive Telephone Scams

WASHINGTON, D.C.Today, Congressman Marc Veasey joined a bipartisan group of his colleagues to pass the TRACED Act. This legislation cuts back on unlawful robocalls and telephone scams by empowering DOJ and the FCC to take action against criminal robocallers as well as requiring that carriers offer call-authentication technology that will help consumers and small businesses across our country at no additional charge, so that Americans can regain trust that the number on their caller-ID is correct.

“The fact that the city of Dallas in North Texas ranked 2nd on the list of top impacted areas by robocalls is simply unacceptable,” said Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33). “I am proud to join a bipartisan group of my colleagues to pass the TRACED Act, which will take a critical step forward to ensure that Americans are not victims to abusive robocalls and telephone scams. I am also proud that today’s legislation includes crucial pieces of legislation advanced earlier this year spearheaded by the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology that holds phone scammers responsible for their crimes. Both pieces of legislation continue our work for the people by strengthening consumer protections for all Americans.”

Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33) is a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology which spearheaded the House of Representative’s efforts to end abusive robocalls practices earlier this year. In July, the Congressman also joined his colleagues to advance H.R. 3375, the bipartisan Stopping Bad Robocalls Act out of the House of Representatives.