The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation announced Thursday it will conduct a hearing on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, fulfilling a request made by CUNA. The hearing will take place May 18.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued an omnibus declaratory ruling last year on the TCPA, which has detrimentally impacted the ability of credit unions to communicate with their members.
CUNA led the efforts surrounding a letter also co-signed by other organization to committee leadership in September asking for a hearing to review the TCPA ruling, in light of the considerable impact it will have on the operations of dozens of industries.
CUNA has been active on both the legislative and regulatory front in its efforts to combat the ruling.
CUNA and other organizations filed an amici brief in support of litigation challenging the TCPA ruling in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in December, calling it “arbitrary and capricious.”
CUNA also wrote to Congress in Novemberexpressing concerns about the onerous language and unclear nuances in the ruling, which in addition to limiting communications with members, have also made credit unions more vulnerable to frivolous TCPA related class action litigation.