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GOVERNMENTAFFAIRS

willingness to listen and research. However,
despite all of these accomplishments, it's no
secret to any stakeholder who meets with
him at the bureau that being a grandparent
is perhaps his greatest passion and pride.

U.S. SEN. SHELLEY MOORE CAPITO
In 2018, U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore
Capito, R-W.Va., wrote a letter with
her fellow lawmakers on the Senate
Commerce Committee urging the Federal
Communications Commission to clarify
important issues under the Telephone
Consumer Protection Act. The letter
noted that in light of the decision of the
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of
Columbia in ACA International v. FCC,
which struck down much of the agency's

2015 TCPA Declaratory Ruling and Order,
it is time for the commission to establish
robust consumer protections in line with
federal law.
According to the letter from U.S. Sens.
Capito; John Thune, R-S.D.; Roy Blunt,
R-Mo.; Jerry Moran, R-Kan.; Roger Wicker,
R-Miss.; Deb Fischer, R-Neb.; and James
Inhofe, R-Okla.; to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai:
"The FCC's past interpretation of the TCPA
have resulted in uncertainty about how
those calling in good faith can comply with
FCC regulations, making it more difficult
for consumers to receive communications
they want and need. This chills legitimate
communications and leads to increasing
class action litigation that often does little
to help consumers."

In addition to her long list of
accomplishments, Capito's biography notes
that she has three adult children and has been
blessed with six grandchildren.
From what I can tell so far, parenthood
is much like advocacy work in Washington,
D.C.: it can sometimes be a challenging
task but it's ultimately worth the effort for
the people you are doing it for. As ACA
moves forward with our advocacy efforts in
2020, I am thankful to the ACA members
and leaders who have helped guide the way
both in the industry and on the path to
working parenthood.
Leah Dempsey is ACA International's
vice president and senior counsel of
federal advocacy.

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Presidents Page
Industry News
Best Practices
FYI
Collection Tips
Overlapping Responsibilities?
Taking on Tax Time
Making Connections in D.C.
Calendar
Honor Roll
Education Spotlight
Creative Solutions
Ask the Experts: Reaching Out
Legal Liability & the FDCPA
Advocacy and Parenthood: Not So Different
Your Opinion Matters
Beyond the Boundary of the Law
ACA SearchPoint
Membership
Ad Index
Last Word
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