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H.R. 5572: Protect Consumers from Phony Phone Charges Act of 2016

Title: Protect Consumers from Phony Phone Charges Act of 2016

Introduced: Jun 23, 2016 (114th Congress)

Sponsor: Rep. Janice "Jan" D. Schakowsky [D-IL9]

Status: Referred to Committee - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Summary: Protect Consumers from Phony Phone Charges Act of 2016 This bill requires the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to complete a rulemaking proceeding relating to the placing of unauthorized charges on a consumer's telephone bill (commonly referred to as "cramming"). The FCC must consider whether to issue a rule that requires blocking the placement of third-party charges on a consumer's wireline, wireless, or bundled services telephone bill under the criteria it relied upon when it entered into a consent decree relating to cramming with mobile voice and data service providers.

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