The White House
President George W. Bush
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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
September 25, 2003

Statement by the President

Unwanted telemarketing calls are intrusive, annoying, and all too common. When Americans are sitting down to dinner, or parents are reading to their children, the last thing they want is a call from a stranger with a sales pitch.

For that reason, I have strongly supported the actions of the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission to establish a National Do Not Call Registry and protect consumers.

The millions of people who have signed up for the list have the right to reduce unwanted telephone solicitations. I commend Congress for its rapid action to support the Registry, and I look forward to signing this legislation.


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