FCC Only Briefly Discusses Robocalls During Senate Hearing

The commissioners from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) appeared for a congressional oversight hearing today. The majority of the hearing revolved around net neutrality and the race to 5G, with the first (and very brief) mention of robocalls about an hour and a half into the hearing. As of hour two and a half, there was virtually no mention of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by the Senators; Chairman Pai mentioned it only briefly.

Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) first raised the robocall issue, commenting that robocalls continue to be a concern that is "driving people crazy." Sen. Markey asked the FCC’s Chairman Ajit Pai how the Commission intends to proceed to put protections in place.

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