Senator Ted Cruz of Texas said the bill to repeal the Telecommunications Act of 1996 is a waste of time and money, and he is calling for its removal.
“I would rather spend $300 million a year fighting a battle that could be resolved by the phone bill,” Cruz told the Christian Science Monitor in an interview that was published Friday.
Cruz, who has proposed the bill multiple times, said he will introduce it in the Senate.
“The bill is not working.
It’s time for us to get out of the way,” Cruz said.
Cruz said he would support a bill that would eliminate the Telecommunications Privacy Act.
“If we had the money, we could get rid a whole bunch of bills that would be counterproductive and harmful to the Internet,” Cruz explained.
“So I would support it if we had $300,000 to spend on it,” he added.
In December, Cruz said the Telecommunications Information Sharing Act would be repealed, but he hasn’t received any money from lawmakers for his proposal.
Cruz’s bill would allow companies to share their customers’ telephone records with other companies, and would prevent companies from sharing customers’ financial information with third parties.
The bill also would allow telecommunications companies to track who is calling or texting people, including their political affiliations.
The Telecommunications Privacy Protection Act is one of a handful of bills currently circulating in the U.S. Congress aimed at limiting the use of personal information to collect consumer data.
The other bills are SOPA, which would prevent the U-S-A from using the U.-S-K, and the Protecting Your Privacy Act, which is aimed at banning the U-.
S-B from using your cellphone.