(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after voting in favor of S. 151, the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act.
LaMalfa said: “Robocalls have progressed from simply being the nuisance of sales calls to international scams that trick people out of their hard-earned savings. Robocalls particularly target seniors, costing them billions of dollars each year. This overdue legislation eliminates rules that allowed this tactic to evade enforcement and recognizes robocalls and spoofing for what it is: a crime.”
With Congressman LaMalfa’s support, the House passed H.R. 3575, the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act on July 24th, 2019, which also addressed issues surrounding exploitative robocalls. S. 151 includes several provisions from that measure and will now return to the Senate before going to the President for signature.
Congressman Doug LaMalfa is a lifelong farmer representing California’s First Congressional District, including Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou and Tehama Counties.