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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
December 18, 2002
President Commends Vote on "Do Not Call" Registry
Statement by the Press Secretary
The President commends the Federal Trade Commission for voting to create a national "Do Not Call" registry to allow consumers the option to stop unwanted telephone solicitations. Time with family is a precious commodity, and families should be given the tools they need to help prevent unwanted calls from telemarketers. Today's action by the FTC to approve the creation of a national "Do Not Call" registry will make it easier for consumers to stop getting the sales calls they do not want.