House Passes Walberg-Backed Bill to Stop Illegal Robocalls
Washington, D.C.—Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) today voted for the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act, a bipartisan agreement between the House and Senate to crack down on illegal robocallers. The legislation, which passed by a 417-3 vote, includes a provision Walberg championed to combat one-ring scams, a robocall scheme that tricks consumers into paying huge hidden fees on return phone calls. Click here to watch Walberg’s remarks on the House floor.
“On a daily basis, families in Michigan are faced with a non-stop stream of unwanted robocalls. It’s completely out of hand,” said Walberg. “Not only are these calls a source of irritation, but increasingly they are a springboard to scam the most vulnerable. We can all agree these bad actors need to be stopped, and the TRACED Act is a major step to providing relief on people’s phones.”
Congressman Walberg serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Education and Labor Committee as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions. For more information on Walberg's work in Congress visit walberg.house.gov.