Number:        118-7   
Date:             January 24, 2024

House Passes H.R. 3667, the
“Social Security Child Protection Act of 2023”

On January 18, 2024, the House passed H.R. 3667, the Social Security Child Protection Act of 2023, by voice vote.  Introduced by Representatives Brad Wenstrup (OH) and Earl Blumenauer (OR) on May 25, 2023, the bill was favorably reported by the House Committee on Ways and Means on June 7, 2023, by a vote of 43-0 (see Legislative Bulletin 118-3).  The bill now moves to the Senate for consideration. 

H.R. 3667, as passed by the House, would:

  • require SSA to issue a new, different SSN to an individual under age 14 when in the course of transmission of the SSN card to the child (i.e., in the mail), the confidentiality of the number is compromised by reason of theft or loss of the SSN card; 

  • require such evidence in these situations as the Commissioner may need; and

  • be effective 180 days after enactment. 


The Senate companion bill, S. 2859, was introduced by Senators Kyrsten Sinema (AZ) and John Cornyn (TX) on September 20, 2023.