This week the House unanimously passed H.R. 1512, the Social Security Child Protection Act. Congressman Marchant introduced this bill after a family from Southlake ran into issues when they tried to replace their newborn baby’s social security card that was stolen out of their mailbox. Child identity theft is a serious problem in our nation and current policy does not do enough to protect our children and grandchildren. A child’s identity is valuable to criminals because these crimes often go undiscovered until a child is old enough to work, drive, or establish credit. Fellow Texas Congressmen Lloyd Doggett and Sam Johnson also spoke in support of this important legislation.