US House of Representatives approves bill to combat robocallers by penalizing ...

US House of Representatives wages war on robocallers with a new bill that penalizes scammers and requires carriers to block fake numbers New bill was approved in the House with a  417-3 vote on Wednesday  Bill will allow officials to penalize robocalling operations more aggressively  Also requires cell phone carriers to vet and block all incoming scam calls 

By Stacy Liberatore For Dailymail.com

Published: 16:09 GMT, 5 December 2019 | Updated: 21:49 GMT, 5 December 2019

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The US House of Representatives approved a new anti-robocall bill by a nearly unanimous vote.

Called the TRACED Act, this law will penalize scammers and require phone carries to block robocalls and ensure all incoming calls are from real numbers.

The bill comes after complaints came pouring in about the scams, as more than 49 billion robocalls were placed just this year – 5.6 billion occurred in November alone.

The TRACE ACT, short for Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act, was approved by a 417-3 vote and sponsored by Rep. Frank Pallone Jr, a democrat from New Jersey.

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The US House of Representatives approved a new anti-robocall bill by a nearly unanimous vote. Called the TRACED Act, this law will penalize scammers and require phone carries to block robocalls and ensure all incoming calls are from real numbers

The US House of Representatives approved a new anti-robocall bill by a nearly unanimous vote. Called the TRACED Act, this law will penalize scammers and require phone carries to block robocalls and ensure all incoming calls are from real numbers

Pallone said on the House floor Wednesday: 'Today the House will take strong bipartisan action to protect consumers from illegal robocalls.'

'A whopping 5.6 billion robocalls were made to Americans in November alone.' 

'Today, the House is giving Americans back control of their phones.'

Representatives Justin Amash (I-Mich.), Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) and Thomas

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