CT – Rep. William Tong (D-147) introduced H.B. 5865, which aims “to limit abusive and oppressive political “robo-calls” by requiring each call to begin with statement by the candidate who is originating the call, or who is supported by the call, in the candidate's own voice, identifying himself and stating the he approves the call.”

While the full details of Rep. Tong’s legislation are not yet available, MRA will seek to amend or defeat H.B. 5865 to protect automated political research calls.

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