How Congress can fix the FCC
But there are several important communications laws that could use some enlightened congressional intervention. For example, in an anti-business ruling sure to keep corporations at risk and class action litigants happy for many years, the FCC’s July ruling on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) needs a reality check from Congress. The FCC left businesses hanging when it comes to the real-world interpretation and application of the TCPA relating to automatic telephone dialing systems, called parties and reassigned numbers. Its in-your-face message to business was that even a rule of reason will not insure compliance with the law. Surely, this is not what Congress intended when it passed the TCPA in 1991.