Want the Robocalls to Stop? Congress Does, Too

A bipartisan bill introduced by House members would require phone carriers to offer screening technology to customers at no additional cost.

“A lot of calls are scams, and those need to be stopped,” said Margot Saunders, senior counsel for the National Consumer Law Center. “The Republicans and Democrats have recognized they need to be aggressive in addressing robocalls, and this bill is a reflection of that.”

The National Consumer Law Center, a Boston-based nonprofit organization, took part in the drafting of the bill, which is scheduled for discussion next week. Read more in the New York Times.