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House committee rejects robocall bill

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BATON ROUGE - A House committee rejected a bill that would have forced political "robocalls" to follow the same rules as telemarketers.

The House Commerce Committee voted 11-6 to reject the bill because of possible state lawsuits over the change.

The bill sought to remove exemptions from automated political calls and made them comply with the Consumer Telemarketing Protection Act, or "do not call" list



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