Legislation Authorizing "Do Not Call" List Introduced in House
January 30, 2003
he chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Rep. Billy Tuazin (R-LA), has introduced a bill to fund a national "Do Not- Call" list, removing a potential obstacle to an effort by the Federal Trade Commission to help consumers block unwanted calls from telemarketers. The FTC believes the Do Not Call registry it has proposed would cost about $16 million in its first year. It would be funded with fees collected from telemarketers, but congressional approval is required to collect the fees. CDT has supported establishement of the national Do Not Call list.