WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, released the following statement in response to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) action today to implement the Safe Connections Act. Senator Fischer led the Safe Connections Act with U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), which was passed into law in 2022.
In compliance with this legislation, the new FCC rules will protect survivors of domestic violence by enabling them to separate their phone lines from shared mobile accounts, shield their privacy when calling domestic violence hotlines for help, and access the FCC’s affordability resources.
“I’m grateful to the FCC and Senator Schatz for their teamwork to pass and implement the Safe Connections Act. Survivors of domestic violence should never have to live in fear of their abusers. The FCC’s implementation of our legislation will ensure that these survivors have the tools to safeguard their communications and connect with critical services securely.”