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Nebraska AG calls for congressional action on robocalls

Mar 6, 2019

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson is calling on congressional leaders to pass a national law clamping down on robocalls and spoofing.

The attorney general's office announced Tuesday that Peterson is leading a coalition of 51 attorneys general that are voicing support for legislation pending before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. The other leaders are attorneys general from North Carolina, New Hampshire and Mississippi.

Peterson says he's proud to support the bill and says state attorneys general have been on the front lines of helping consumers who are harassed and scammed by unwanted calls.

Robocalls and spam calls rank as the top consumer complaint to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.