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53 Attorneys General fight robo - call bill

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Legislation in congress could make it easier for robo calls, or automated calls to be sent to your cell phone.

Attorney General Rob McKenna is joining his colleagues across the country to fight the measure. The change would mean any company or debt collection service could send robo - calls to you without your permission.

In Washington, the calls aren't allowed for commercial reasons. And people  like Natalie Kinkel want it to stay that way, "especially with the economy being so bad, people are all trying to find ways to save money and it's like if you're going to be charged with something that you don't want in the first place, that you shouldn't have to pay for something like that."

Attorney General McKenna says the bill would make it tougher to enforce current state laws. He joins 53 attorney's general to fight the legislation in the U.S. House committee on Energy and Commerce.