As Congress considers the budget for the Federal Communications Commission, it is imperative Congress encourage the agency to modernize implementing regulations for the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, CUNA said Wednesday.
While credit unions share concerns about unwanted robocalls to consumers, CUNA believes the TRACED Act as presently drafted would negatively impact credit union-member communications, it wrote to Senate Commerce Committee leadership.
CUNA Chief Advocacy Officer Ryan Donovan wrote to all 535 Congressional offices Thursday, urging Congress to encourage the FCC to act on the TCPA to clarify communications from credit unions are not subject to restrictions.
CUNA highlighted several credit unions and leagues emphasizing the critical importance of a narrow definition of an automated telephone dialing system in its reply comments to a Federal Communications Commission petition Thursday
A court decision that broadens the definition of an automated telephone dialing system is flawed and should be rejected, CUNA wrote to the Federal Communications Commission Wednesday in response to an FCC petition.
The FCC has issued a proposal seeking further comment on the definition of an autodialer under the TCPA. CUNA has called on the FCC to clarify the definition of autodialer in a May petition to the FCC.
Credit unions need regulatory relief regarding the TCPA, CUNA wrote to the Senate Commerce Committee Tuesday. CUNA sent its letter for the record of the committee’s hearing on oversight of the Federal Communications Commission.
The SBA’s Office of Advocacy wrote to the FCC sharing credit union concerns with the TCPA. Members of CUNA’s Small Credit Union Committee asked the SBA to contact the FCC, and credit unions were cited in the letter.
CUNA requested a House subcommittee press upon the Federal Communications Commission the need to revise its implementation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act in a letter for a Wednesday House subcommittee hearing.
The FCC should take the opportunity suggested by CUNA and others to update the TCPA to treat informational calls to wireless phones the same as calls to landlines, CUNA wrote Thursday in reply comments to the FCC.