Just when we were about to give up on a public win in Congress this year, U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner came through with Senate passage of a bill to halt those annoying and bogus robocalls.
It doesn’t require a poll to tell us the only ones opposing this measure are Satan and his minions in the 9th Circle of Hell.
The Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement Deterrence (TRACED) Act requires phone companies create a system to authenticate and verify phone calls to ensure they’re legitimate.
It would also increase criminal fines on those who knowingly spoof phone calls.
“Every Coloradan knows the frustration of being inundated with incessant robocalls and it’s time to end this illegal practice,” said Gardner, who cosponsored the bill.
“Robocalls are not only a nuisance, but they also pose significant harm to consumers, oftentimes with the intent to defraud or steal personal information. These illegal calls need to be stopped to ensure that scammers cannot harass and take advantage of hard-working people,” Gardner said.
Now, we just need House Democrats to put aside their squabble over the best way to attack President Trump — never ending investigations or impeachment — and get back to work and actually pass this and other important bills languishing in the House.
It might be an interesting experiment for Democrats to send bills to the president that everyone wants signed.