Curbelo, Bipartisan Group of Ways and Means Members Introduce Legislation to Protect Americans from Identity Theft
Yesterday, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) joined a group of bipartisan Ways and Means Committee Members to introduce the Social Security MAIL Act (H.R. 1513), legislation that prevents the Social Security Administration (SSA) from mailing documents containing a full Social Security Number (SSN) unless it is necessary. In addition, the Social Security Administration must justify when it is necessary to include SSNs in a mailed document.
The bill was co-sponsored by Curbelo and introduced by Social Security Subcommittee Chairman Sam Johnson (R-TX), Subcommittee Ranking Member John Larson (D-CT), and Rep. Jim Renacci (R-OH).
“South Floridians are some of the most at-risk Americans in the country for identity theft, and the government should be doing everything it can to prevent criminals from getting their hands on the Social Security Numbers of hard-working Americans,” Curbelo said. “The Social Security Administration tells us over and over how important it is to protect our Social Security numbers, and this bill would ensure they do their part to prevent stolen identities.”
See a PDF of the bill here and a full press release from the Ways and Means Committee here.