Congressman Mike Doyle Plans To End Robocalls

Larry Richert and John Shumway
July 26, 2019 - 10:34 am
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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - In June 2019, Allegheny County recorded 35 million robocalls.

The U.S. House of Representatives is trying to do something about this problem, and they passed a bill this week that would help eliminate them.

"It requires phone companies to install blocking technology, in what's called an opt-out basis," said U.S. Congressman (Pennsylvania's 18th District) Mike Doyle, during an interview with KDKA Radio on Friday. 

It allows phone companies to install blocking technology, so the owner does not have to download an app - that's not the only part.

"We're going to make sure they install technology to make sure the number you see on your caller ID, is the actual number calling you," Congressman Doyle adds. 

The bill has to pass in the Senate in order for it to go in to effect. 

You can learn more about Congressman Doyle's plan in the full interview below.  

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