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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government (FSGG), committed this week to go after phone carriers that facilitate billions of unwanted robocalls.

In the FSGG subcommittee hearing Tuesday, Sen. Kennedy questioned U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai and U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Joseph Simons on their agencies’ strategies to confront the carriers that enable the robocalls.

“Americans are inundated with robocalls multiple times a day, and it needs to stop.  Robocallers have no shame and no boundaries,” said Sen. Kennedy. “They incessantly interrupt family dinners, work meetings, ballet recitals, weddings, graduations, and Americans are sick of it.  Phone carriers should not allow foreign robocallers to invade our daily lives. This is a serious problem that needs to be addressed.” 

Sen. Kennedy also joined The TRACED Act to hold telemarketers accountable for violating the law. 

Click here or the photo below to hear Sen. Kennedy’s questioning: