The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) will be the subject of a hearing next week conducted by the U.S. House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on communications and technology. CUNA led the efforts on a group trade association letter requesting this hearing last year.
CUNA has raised a number of concerns about a recent ruling on the TCPA by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), concerns that it could impact credit unions’ ability to contact members with important account information. The FCC issued a TCPA ruling in July 2015. Since the order has been released, it has had a chilling effect on communications between credit unions and consumers about important account information.
CUNA’s specific concerns include:
CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle expressed these concerns before an FCC oversight hearing in July, and CUNA has written to Congress, the FCC and the NCUA expressing similar concerns.
The hearing is scheduled for Sept. 22, starting at 11 a.m. (ET), and will be streamed live. According to the committee, a witness list will be posted once available.