• The Senate Commerce Committee held its hearing titled “Unauthorized Charges on Telephone Bills: Why Crammers Win and Consumers Lose” on July 13, 2011, at which the report of Senate Staff on the breadth of the cramming problem (click here) was discussed. Witnesses included Lisa Madigan, Attorney General of Illinois, who testified that “with a few exceptions … it is time to put an end to third party billing on telephone bills by banning them at the state and/or federal level.” For more information and to view witnesses’ written testimony, click here.