Senate Passes Social Security Number Fraud Prevention Act
Last night, the United States Senate unanimously passed U.S. Congressman Valadao’s legislation to protect Americans from becoming victims of identity theft.WASHINGTON – Last night, the United States Senate unanimously passed U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao’s (CA-21) legislation to protect Americans from becoming victims of identity theft.
On May 24, 2017, H.R. 624 the Social Security Number Fraud Prevention Act was passed by the United States House of Representatives and sent to the Senate for further consideration. Last night, the legislation passed the Senate by an unanimous vote.
Following passage of the bill, Congressman Valadao said, “Our federal government should be working to protect our nation's veterans and children, not actively contributing to the occurrence of this crime. By reducing the number of mailed documents that contain full Social Security numbers, Congress can lessen the occurrence and mitigate the impacts of identity theft.” He went on, “I appreciate the Senate’s timely passage of my bill and look forward to sending the legislation to the President’s desk to be signed into law.”
H.R. 624, the Social Security Number Fraud Prevention Act, addresses concerns regarding the prevalence of Social Security Numbers on government documents sent by mail. Specifically, the legislation aims to specify the circumstances under which inclusion of full SSNs is necessary and otherwise partially redact or completely remove the SSN from government-issued documents.
The text of the bill can be found here and a legislative summary of the bill can be found here.
Congressman David G. Valadao represents the 21st Congressional District, which includes Kings County and portions of Fresno, Tulare, and Kern Counties.