Republicans in the House are raising concerns about H.R. 3993 (introduced in early November), a bill to require prepaid calling card providers to more explicitly disclose terms and fees to consumers. The bill would repeal the Federal Trade Commission’s existing inability to impose common carrier regulations, which would enable it to sue carriers accused of selling fraudulent prepaid calling cards. However, since the bill also empowers states to police carrier practices, Republicans like Representative Stearns (R-FL) worry that varying state laws could make compliance difficult for the industry.