Joint Trades Letter to Congress Ahead of Robocall Hearing

April 26, 2018


CONTACT: Lauren Williams – CUNA Communications; (202) 626-7642;           

Washington, DC (April 26, 2018) – Credit Union National Association (CUNA), along with other financial trade associations, sent this letter to the Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection prior to their hearing entitled, “Do Not Call: Combating Robocalls and Caller ID Spoofing.”

CUNA and other industry groups are seeking clarity from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on the definition of an Automatic Telephone Dialing System (ATDS) and looking for new telephone consumer protection guidelines for the industry . 

“It is critical the FCC seize this opportunity to clarify the definition of an Automatic Telephone Dialing System (ATDS) so that it is consistent with the statute and take other action to ensure that consumers whose mobile phone numbers have been reassigned continue to receive important communications,” the letter reads. “Doing so will permit businesses to provide beneficial communications to their members and customers without the threat of costly litigation driven by serial plaintiffs and attorneys who have taken advantage of the ATDS definition recently vacated by the D.C. Circuit.”

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