How much is Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE) receiving from the telemarkers lobby for him to support the “Mobile Information Call Act of 2011”? American has decided long ago that they do not want to be bothered by these annoying robo-calls from telemarketers and many other political activists.
What is the total amount of money that is being pushed into our corrupt government officials pockets to support legislation such as this? Will the corruption ever end?
Telemarketers are calling on Congress to ease restrictions on their access to cellphones, saying it has become increasingly difficult to reach customers who no longer use traditional land lines as their primary mode of contact.
The “Mobile Informational Call Act of 2011,” under consideration in the House, would update portions of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, allowing them to contact only those customers who want to receive these calls on their cellphones in an effort to keep the laws on pace with technology.
Right now, companies cannot use robocalls, or automated dialing systems, unless a customer gives them express permission, and they need to renew that permission every time before they call.
“A lot of what we’re doing is just modernizing,” said Rep. Lee Terry, Nebraska Republican, who is pushing the bill. “It is supposed to be a simple change.”
Opponents see the change as opening the door to abuse by telemarketers.
- House considers allowing robo-calls to cellphones (textually.org)
- House Subcommittee Debates Bill To Allow Companies To Make Robo-Calls To Cell Phones (mediaite.com)
- Proposed House bill would allow robocalls to cell phones (news.consumerreports.org)
- Cell Phone Robo-Calls of the Day (geeks.thedailywh.at)