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house Bill H.R. 827

If You're on the "Do Not Call" Registry, Should you be Safe from Political Robocalls?

Argument in favor

Pre-recorded political phone calls should be subject to the same rules as all other telemarketing calls. If a person bothered to sign up for the Do Not Call Registry they probably don’t want robocalls from political candidates or interest groups.

BTSundra's Opinion
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01/20/2016
We put ourselves on the list for a reason. No-Call means No-Call.
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operaman's Opinion
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01/19/2016
Absolutely, if we took the time to place our phone number on a national "no-call-list," then we should have a opt-in or opt-out option. Naturally, since our government is political, they will ignore whatever laws they oppose.
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Justin's Opinion
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01/22/2016
Harassing robot calls are harassing robot calls no matter who the automatic dialer is working for. Therefore I think that politicians should also have to obey the robot dialer automatic calls.
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Argument opposed

Political content, whether it comes from a candidate running for office or an interest group, shouldn’t be restricted as robocalls can help mobilize voters who may not have turned out to vote without receiving a reminder call.

Allen's Opinion
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01/22/2016
Should be a second "no call political " registry
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Cole's Opinion
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02/01/2016
Regardless of how annoying we find canvassers or telemarketers, politics is something we should ALL be aware of. This is a democracy where the people rule. When we aren't informed and vote anyway, or don't vote at all, we end up with results we don't want.
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James's Opinion
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02/02/2016
It might be a pain but our obligation uphold our democracy by being an informed voter is mores more important than a minute or two.
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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
  • The house has not voted
      house Committees
      Committee on Energy and Commerce
      Health
    IntroducedFebruary 10th, 2015