Prior to the federal shutdown that began on December 21, 2018, the FCC released a Tentative Agenda for its monthly open meeting on January 30, 2019.  This tentative agenda, among other things, included a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would amend the agency’s Truth in Caller ID rules pursuant to a Congressional directive in the RAY BAUM’S Act of 2018.  That bill amended the Communications Act to address spoofing activities directed at consumers in the United States from actors outside the United States and extend the FCC’s reach to caller ID spoofing using alternative voice and text messaging services.  The proposed rule changes would implement these amendments.  Due to the shutdown, however, the FCC altered the January 30 agenda to be an “informational-only” meeting.  As of January 28, 2019, the FCC had not announced how or when it will consider the Truth in Caller ID NPRM.