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Congress Considers Loosening Mobile Phone Restrictions

Washington, DC
Friday, November 4, 2011

A House subcommittee heard testimony this morning on a bill that would loosen restrictions on unsolicited phone calls to mobile devices. Supporters told a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee that proposed legislation is designed to make it easier for cell phone users to receive notifications about school closings and other public service messages. Critics say the measure would undermine the 1991 Telephone Consumer Protection Act, which mandated the creation of the national Do-Not-Call Registry.

Witnesses included representatives from a consumer advocacy organization and the wireless association. 

Updated: Friday, November 4, 2011 at 2:25pm (ET)

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