Abusive Robocalls and How We Can Stop Them

April 18, 2018

U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene a hearing on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. entitled, “Abusive Robocalls and How We Can Stop Them.” The hearing will examine the problem of malicious spoofing and abusive robocalls designed to defraud consumers, as well as measures being taken by government and industry to protect consumers.

“Abusive robocalls are persistently annoying and at worst they are a means for significant fraud and theft,” said Thune. “Our hearing will examine where such robocalls come from, how they work, and what steps can be taken to identify and deter them from happening.”

Witnesses:

  • Ms. Lois Greisman, Associate Director, Marketing Practices Division, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission
  • Ms. Rosemary Harold, Chief, Enforcement Bureau, Federal Communications Commission
  • Mr. Adrian Abramovich, former President of Marketing Strategy Leaders (dissolved 1/29/2016)
  • Mr. Scott Delacourt, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP and U.S. Chamber of Commerce representative
  • Mr. Kevin Rupy, Vice President, Law and Policy, United States Telecom Association
  • Ms. Margot Saunders, Senior Counsel, National Consumer Law Center

Hearing Details:

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
10:00 a.m.
Full Committee

This hearing will take place in Russell Senate Office Building, Room 253. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on www.commerce.senate.gov.

Webcast

Majority Statement

  • Chairman John Thune

Witness Panel 1