Well, it only took about five years and three sessions of Congress to finally pass this thing in both the House and the Senate. The Senate passed their version of the bill (S. 30) on February 23rd and the House passed their version of the bill (H.R. 1258) on April 14th. All that remains now is for any differences in the two bills to be reconciled and sent to the President for a signature.
Welcome to the 111th United States Congress! On January 7th, the bill that never made it through the Senate in the last Congress has been reintroduced as S. 30, the Truth in Caller ID Act of 2009. It was apparently read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. It’s now got two more years to attempt to make it through the Senate and get signed into law… Is anyone else as skeptical as I am that it’ll actually happen? Remember, this bill started as the Truth in Caller ID Act of 2006.