Congressman Rogers, House of Representatives, takes action to help stop robocalls

Hal Rogers at 2017 National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit
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WASHINGTON (WYMT) - Earlier this week, The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation aimed to stop robocalls.

Congressman Hal Rogers co-sponsored the legislation that would enhance on-going efforts by the Federal Communications Commission to block scammers.

"Robocalls are becoming more sophisticated, manipulating out-going numbers to display local area codes and doubling down on efforts to steal your personal information and your money. That's why it is vital that phone carriers stay ahead of the curve and actively work to stop scammers before they can reach your phone," said Rogers, who voted for the bill. "We must do more to protect senior citizens who are often the targets of phone scams."

Similar legislation has already passed through the Senate.

FCC officials say nearly 48 billion automated robocalls were made in 2018 alone.

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