Lawmakers Suddenly Asking The Same TCPA Questions As Debt Collectors

Stephanie Eidelman

According to a report on The Hill website, House members from both parties were concerned after suddenly realizing that the new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) TCPA ruling clarifying auto-dialer restrictions related to mobile numbers would hamper their own efforts to reach constituents.

In a twist of irony that would not be lost on those in the debt collection industry, Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (D-N.M.) noted that autodialed calls are sometimes the only method available, since online sign-up sheets or emails do not work for those who don’t have an Internet connection at home. “If the rule requires them to opt into this program, how would we reach out to 700,000-800,000 constituents for them to opt-in?”

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