H.Res.932 – Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to third-party charges on consumer telephone bills.

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H.Res.932 – Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to third-party charges on consumer telephone bills.

Brief

RESOLUTION

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

HOUSE

On Passage: On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote

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SENATE

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COST AND IMPACT

Cost to the taxpayers:  Data not available

Pay-as-you-go requirements:  Data not available

Regulatory and Other Impact: Data not available

Dynamic Scoring:   Data not available

Tax Complexity:  Not applicable to this bill.

Earmark Certification:  Data not available

Duplication of programs: Data not available

Direct Rule-Making:  Data not available

Advisory Committee Statement: Data not available

Budget Authority: Data not available

Constitutional Authority:   Assumed.

 

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