Senate Passes Sinema-Backed Bill that Protects Arizonans from Illegal Robocalls

May 23, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Senate passed the bipartisan TRACED Act – legislation cosponsored by Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema that cracks down on illegal robocalls and holds perpetrators of such robocalls accountable. The legislation now heads to the U.S. House.

“Our bipartisan bill holds robocallers accountable and protects hardworking Arizonans from their scams and harassment. I urge the U.S. House to quickly pass our legislation so we can continue to protect Arizonans from the rising number of illegal robocalls,” said Sinema.

As one report estimated, 42 percent of all calls will be spam calls by early 2019, a 12 percent increase from last year. The TRACED Act gives regulators more time to find scammers, increases penalties for those who are caught, promotes call authentication and blocking adoption, and brings relevant federal agencies and state attorneys general together to address impediments to criminal prosecution of robocallers who intentionally flout laws.