Modernizing the Telephone Consumer Protection Act

Communications and Technology Subcommittee
House Commerce Committee
Thursday, September 22, 2016

The subcommittee will examine the impact the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) has had on consumers and the legitimate businesses that are trying to contact them. Technology has changed dramatically in the years since its enactment in 1991 and so has the technology for making unwanted calls. As a result, the TCPA is both failing to keep consumers from receiving unwanted robocalls and making it more difficult to legitimately contact people for reasons of health, safety, employment, and education.