Before the House broke for the August work period, we passed important legislation to help combat incessant robocalls from scammers.
In 2019, from February to April there have 15 billion robocalls made to Americans. Just last year, 47.8 billion Americans received robocalls and nearly 50% of those calls were scammers. That's why we came together to pass the "Stopping Bad Robocalls Act" to end this abuse. The legislation requires cellular carriers to verify the caller ID of the person calling and then work with the Federal Communications Commission to crackdown on this abuse.
You should not be targeted with incessant robocalls from organizations without your prior consent. Even if you do consent to receiving calls from an organization, you should have the power to unsubscribe from the robocall contact list - which is included in the legislation I supported. Consumers deserve to be protected from this out of control predatory practice.
Congressional Nominations to US Service Academies Interested in a military service career? Each year, I have the privilege of nominating a limited number of people to four of the five service academies. The honor of attending a service academy comes with an obligation and commitment to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation. For more information, please review my page of Frequently Asked Questions for those seeking a Service Academy Nomination.
Don't forget to attend Academy Day on September 7th to learn more about each of the academies.
The Week in Pictures It was a great start to our August work period this week as I was able to express my gratitude for several of our Gulf Coast law enforcement officers! I am so appreciative of our officer's service to keep our communities safe. I will always back our men and women in blue.
Congressman Palazzo with Officer Willis and Chief Miller
I also had the pleasure of attending the Change of Command Ceremony at the Combat Readiness Training Center in Gulfport. At this ceremony, Colonel Joe Reid relinquished his command of the CRTC to Lieutenant Colonel Berry McCormick. I'd like to thank Col. Reid for his leadership during his command of this important military installation in Gulfport.
Congressman Palazzo with outgoing Commander, Col. Reid
Congressman Palazzo speaks with Seabee Base
Commanding Officer Capt.William Whitmire
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In your service,
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