Attorney General Seeks Out Congress to Stop Unwanted Calls


  Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is asking Congress to toughen up laws against robocalls.

  Earlier this week, Schmidt asked the U.S. Senate to enact the “Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence,” or TRACED Act.

  The legislation is designed to curb illegal robocalls and caller I.D. spoofing.

  If approved, the TRACED Act would require service providers to participate in a call authentication framework to block unwanted calls.

  A release from Schmidt’s office says the nearly 48 billion robocalls last year made them the number once source of complaints to federal agencies.

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