Senate Appropriations Committee Sends Message on Robocalls

While the language in Congressional legislative reports does not have statutory force, Federal agencies pay attention. This is particularly the case when the message is sent by the Committee overseeing their budget and the funds appropriated each year.

The U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations did just that last week in Senate Report No. 116-111 on the Fiscal Year 2020 appropriations bill including the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The Report, submitted by Senator John Kennedy (R-LA), had something to say about robocalls and the need to dedicate more focus to “solving this increasingly prevalent issue.”

The specific commentary and directives, in the section addressing funds recommended for the FCC, were as follows:

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