Washington, D.C. – Today, the House passed by unanimous consent H.R. 1512, the Social Security Child Protection Act, and passed 420 – 1 H.R. 5192, the Protecting Children from Identity Theft Act. These bipartisan bills, sponsored by Ways and Means Members Rep. Kenny Marchant (R-TX) and Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) respectively, take important steps to protect children from the harm of identity theft.
Upon passage of these bills, House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the following statement:
“Far too many people in our country are victims of having their identity stolen, and our children are unfortunately no exception. By allowing kids to get a fresh start if their Social Security cards are stolen and reducing synthetic identity fraud, these common-sense, bipartisan pieces of legislation take important steps to protect our children if identity thieves get hold of their Social Security numbers.
“I want to thank Congressman Kenny Marchant and Congressman Carlos Curbelo for their leadership on these important issues.”