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Legislation of the 115th Congress with provisions affecting Social Security:

  • On September 15, 2017, the President signed into law H.R. 624, the Social Security Number Fraud Prevention Act of 2017, which became Public Law 115-59. The Senate passed the bill on September 6, 2017, by unanimous consent. The bill previously passed the House with an amendment on May 24, 2017, by voice vote.  The law, among other things, restricts the inclusion of Social Security Numbers (SSNs) on documents sent by mail by the federal Government.
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  • On March 15, 2017, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs reported S. 218, the Social Security Fraud Prevention Act of 2017, with an amendment, by voice vote.  The bill would restrict the inclusion of Social Security Numbers (SSNs) on documents sent by mail by the Federal Government.  The bill now moves to the full Senate for consideration.

  • On February 28, 2017, pursuant to the Congressional Review Act (CRA), the President signed into law H. J. Res. 40, which became Public Law 115-8.  On February 15, 2017, the Senate passed the resolution by a vote of 57-43, without amendment.  The law provides for congressional disapproval of the Social Security Administration rule, Implementation of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007.

  • On February 2, 2017, pursuant to the Congressional Review Act (CRA), the House voted to approve a joint resolution (H.J. Res. 40) providing for congressional disapproval of the Social Security Administration rule, Implementation of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007, by a vote of 235-180.   The resolution now moves to the Senate for consideration.

Testimony before the 115th Congress by SSA officials:

For additional information on legislation, you can use Congress.gov, which was developed by the Library of Congress to make federal legislative information freely available to the public. You can access Congress.gov at: https://www.congress.gov/.