On May 24, 2019, the Senate passed the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (“TRACED”) Act (S-151) in a 97-1 vote. In its current form, the bill would allow the FCC to levy civil penalties of up to $10,000 per call when a caller intentionally violates the TCPA and would extend the statute of limitations to three years for such violations. The bill would also require the FCC to issue a rule within 18 months after enactment, requiring carriers to implement the STIR/SHAKEN framework if they have not done so already, with a safe harbor for when carriers could block calls based on authentication under the framework. The Commission would be required to reassess the efficacy of the framework every three years. Additionally, the FCC would be required to submit an annual report to Congress about its enforcement of the TCPA and related regulations, and would require the Attorney General and FCC Chairman to convene an interagency working group to study Government prosecution of TCPA violations. The House of Representatives has not yet taken action on robocall legislation, but several similar proposals have been introduced or are in development.