Week ending December 9, 2016
H.Res.932 – Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to third-party charges on consumer telephone bills.
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to third-party charges on consumer telephone bills.
Whereas telephone companies are required to permit third parties to bill for services on a consumer’s monthly telephone bill in certain circumstances;
Whereas “cramming” is the act of placing unauthorized charges on a wireline, wireless, or bundled services telephone bill of a consumer;
Whereas the Federal Communications Commission estimates that cramming has harmed tens of millions of people in the United States; and
Whereas existing protections against cramming have not prevented harm to consumers: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That it is the sense of the House of Representatives that protections against cramming should be improved and consumers should be empowered to stop unwanted third-party charges on their telephone bills.
(Full text of H. Res. 932 at congress.gov)
Sponsor: Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] (Introduced 11/29/2016)
Status: Passed House /
VOTES and FLOOR ACTION
On Passage: On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote
Motion to recommit:
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