September 19, 2017 -
WASHINGTON – On Friday, September 15, 2017, President Donald J. Trump signed into law Congressman David G. Valadao’s (CA-21) legislation to protect Americans from becoming victims of identity theft.
H.R. 624, the Social Security Number Fraud Prevention Act, which restricts the inclusion of Social Security account numbers on Federal documents sent by mail, was previously passed by both the House and Senate. On September 15, 2017, the legislation was signed by the President and became Public Law No: 115-59.
Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States. It threatens the financial security of millions of Americans, as well the economic stability of the United States as a whole. In fact, every two seconds, another American becomes a victim of identity fraud. Even worse - these crimes tend to impact vulnerable populations - such as children, the elderly, and veterans the most.
Congressman David Valadao stated, “This is a commonsense approach to ensure our federal government is not contributing to the occurrence of Social Security Number theft and fraud." He continued, "With bipartisan support from both the House and Senate, we were able to send a practical solution to the President's desk to become law."
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.