The Senate yesterday gave final congressional approval to legislation making “Do Not Call” listings permanent. Without the legislation, consumers’ phone numbers would have been automatically removed from the FTC controlled list after five years. CDT applauds the decision to eliminate the list’s current expiration policy, which would require consumers who want to remain on the list to sign up again every five years. The bill, H.R. 3541, has already passed the House and is likely to be enacted into law soon.