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Some Lawmakers Vow to Fight ‘Do Not Call’ Decision

Some Lawmakers Vow to Fight 'Do Not Call' Decision

Although the telemarketers won a round in the courts by blocking the national “Do Not Call” list, several members of Congress vow to fight the decision. Fifty million people had submitted their numbers to the registry, saying they didn’t want calls from telemarketers. The list was supposed to go into effect next Wednesday.
“We are confident this ruling will be overturned,” said Reps. Billy Tauzin, R-La. and John Dingell, D-Mich. in a statement. The two lawmakers are the chairman and raking member of the House Commerce Committee.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee stated:
“To the extent the authority granted to the Federal Trade Commission by Congress needs any further clarification, I will work with my colleagues to provide this.”
The U.S. District Court in Oklahoma ruled that the FTC cannot enforce the registry. The ruling was a victory for the Direct Marketing Association and telemarketers who said the registry violated their rights.