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MassLive: Ed Markey, Elizabeth Warren oppose plan that would allow exemptions for businesses to reach consumers’ cell phones

U.S. Sens. Edward Markey and Elizabeth Warren are pushing federal regulators to reject proposals that could provide exemptions for businesses to use auto-dialers and reach consumers’ mobile devices.

In a letter Wednesday addressed to the chair of the Federal Elections Commission, Tom Wheeler, the Massachusetts Democrats said the proposals could “undermine” the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991, which sought to tamp down telemarketing, to set up a National Do Not Call Registry and to ban auto-dialing and pre-recorded calls, with some exceptions.