House Committee Reportedly Will Consider 5-Year DNC Funding

Share this article:
The House Energy & Commerce Committee will consider a bill that would fund the Federal Trade Commission's national no-call registry at a markup scheduled for Wednesday, industry and government sources said today.


The bill would provide funding for the FTC's national do-not-call list for five years, sources said. An official announcement of the committee meeting is expected later today.


FTC officials have requested $16 million from Congress to fund the launch of the national DNC registry, which the agency plans to repay via the collection of fees from telemarketers for access to the list. The FTC has said it needs Congress to approve the funding by the end of January to begin the list on schedule at the end of this year.


Rep. Billy Tauzin, R-LA, who chairs the committee, initially had indicated he might oppose the funding and possibly delay the launch of the list until 2004. Tauzin later affirmed his support for funding and launching the list this year.


The committee also had voiced doubts about giving long-term funding to a project that never had been attempted on a national scale, with some members suggesting that a one- or two-year trial might be appropriate instead.


Share this article:

Sign up to our newsletters

Follow us on Twitter @dmnews

Latest Jobs:

More in News

News Byte: Comcast Expanding Global Ad Delivery Through Partnership

News Byte: Comcast Expanding Global Ad Delivery Through ...

Through a partnership with Adstream , Comcast's AdDelivery Service expands its footprint across the globe.

40 Under 40 2014: Nominations Are Now Open!

40 Under 40 2014: Nominations Are Now Open!

It's time to nominate the 2014 crop of young marketing luminaries for Direct Marketing News's 40 Under 40 Awards. The deadline is Friday, June 6, 2014.

News Byte: MediaCrossing Partners with ASL Marketing on Youth Marketing Tool

News Byte: MediaCrossing Partners with ASL Marketing on ...

The digital media trading firm and marketing database company aim to help marketers target 13 to 34 year olds.