Lawmakers tee up vote on compromise bill targeting robocalls | TheHill

The House is likely to vote an anti-robocall bill with backing in both chambers as soon as next week, increasing the likelihood that legislation cracking down on the scourge of robocalls in the U.S. will reach President Trump's desk before the end of the year.

House and Senate lawmakers released the text of the compromise bill on Wednesday, showcasing the result of months of negotiations to smooth out different versions of the legislation in both chambers. The Pallone-Thune TRACED Act, named after its sponsors in the House and Senate, Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.) and Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), is likely to pass easily next week.
The big telco companies have the ability to block these calls. They & the Government keep track of every call - who from, who to. Since $$$ is involved, I'll bet that our legislators have their hands in the till here.