According to the FCC, more than 5.2 billion robocalls were made nationwide just last month. That's a 370 percent increase since 2015 and amounts to 13 calls per person.
The bipartisan bill would help the FCC police the illegal calls.
It would also require phone companies to use a new technology, which could help stop scammers from making robocalls.
RELATED: New app aims to stop robocalls and scammers from calling you
Senator Bob Menendez, D-NJ, held a press conference Friday to push for a crackdown on illegal robocalls. While speaking, the senator himself was interrupted by a robo-caller.
Menendez said he purposely left his phone on because he said he gets these calls "all the time."
"Robo-callers don't care if you're a Republican or Democrat. They don't care if you're a student or a business leader ... these robo-callers care about one thing -- ripping you off, and the American people are sick and tired of it," he said.
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