The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill Wednesday designed to stop robocalls, CNET reports. The Stopping Bad Robocalls Act passed with a nearly unanimous vote of 429-3. If the bill becomes law, it would require carriers to implement technology to verify numbers shown on caller ID and allows the Federal Communications Commission to file charges against robocallers. In May, the Senate approved the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., tweeted that the House and Senate will work together to “conference our robocall bills and send legislation to the president.”
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