Shaheen says anti-robocall reform should be on the way

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-NH, says she’s optimistic the House will follow suit and pass the TRACE Act aimed at curbing the abuse of robocalls for consumers and small business owners .

CONCORD — Congress may be soon ready to provide relief to all consumers and small business owners bothered by an explosion of scam robocalls, according to U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H.

Late last month, the U.S. Senate passed, 97-1, the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act that would give regulators more time to find scammers, increase penalties for those who are caught and help coordinate enforcement to increase criminal prosecution of illegal robocall makers. “I really am optimistic we will be able to get this passed. Similar legislation is pending in the House and we hope there will be agreement between the two bodies in the near future,” Shaheen said during a news conference the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce hosted Friday.

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