Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte recently introduced legislation to help identify and prosecute companies who participate in illegal robocalls. On Tuesday, the Tracing Back and Catching Unlawful Robocalls Act was unanimously adopted as an amendment to the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act.

“Stopping Bad Robocalls Act will require phone companies to provide call authentication technology, offer call blocking services, and will give the FCC more tools to track down bad actors at no additional cost to consumers,” Gianforte said. “Legislation would require a report on the private efforts of companies to implement traceback technology, its effectiveness, and which companies participate.”

According to Gianforte, this information has to be published and it has to be accessible to the public.

“The report would also inform the FCC and Congress of the effects of private traceback efforts as well as repeated bad actors who assist in the transmission of illegal and unwanted robocalls,” Gianforte said.

Gianforte says Montanans are frustrated by the amount of illegal robocalls they receive on a daily basis. He says the calls are deceitful, damaging, and can put several people at risk. The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology unanimously passed the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act.