The Federal Communications Commission published its exemption from the Telephone Consumer Protection Act in the Federal Register Wednesday. The change, which will go into effect Jan. 15, was prompted by the Budget Act of 2015.
Oral arguments in the lawsuit challenging the 2015 Telephone Consumer Protection Act order began Wednesday in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. CUNA filed an amicus brief in the case, and attended opening arguments.
Oral arguments begin Oct. 19 in the case brought against the Federal Communications Commission’s July 2015 order that creates restrictions for contacting members, for credit unions subject to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. CUNA staff will attend.
Legislators and witnesses expressed many of the same concerns with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act that CUNA has raised, showing how the act is in need of modernization. The TCPA was enacted in 1991.
It is imperative that Congress take action to eliminate the negative consequences of last year’s changes to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, CUNA wrote to a House subcommittee conducting a TCPA hearing Thursday.
Thursday’s hearing on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act will be a good first step toward highlighting ways to modernize the act, CUNA believes. CUNA has expressed a number of concerns with a TCPA ruling made in July 2015.
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act 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 requesting this hearing last year.
The Federal Communications Commission’s July 2015 ruling on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act continues to disrupt credit unions’ ability to communicate with their members, CUNA told leadership of a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee Tuesday.
The Federal Communications Commission’s interpretation of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 unfortunately mirrors its Telephone Consumer Protection Act ruling by failing to understand the need to communicate with consumers in a timely and efficient manner, CUNA says.
U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Chair Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), members of the committee and several witnesses expressed concerns shared by CUNA Wednesday about the recent update to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.