SSDI–Senate Finance Committee Hearing– 20 March

The Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility & Economic Growth of  the United States Senate Committee on Finance has announced a hearing for Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT entitled “Tax Fraud by Identity Theft, Part 2: Status, Progress, and Potential Solutions.

The link announcing the hearing and listing witnesses scheduled to appear is found at:

http://finance.senate.gov/hearings/hearing/?id=8c908260-5056-a032-525c-4f663b8d35f8

From this landing page the hearing can be viewed live at the scheduled time or after several days will be available for subsequent viewing.

This Subcommittee is chaired by Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) with Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) as the ranking member.   Senator Nelson is the author of Senate Bill S 1534, one of four identity theft bills before the Congress and possibly impacting access to the Social Security Death Index (SSDI).   That bill as introduced September 8, 2011 can be viewed at:

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-112s1534is/pdf/BILLS-112s1534is.pdf

This same Subcommittee held a hearing addressing these issues on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 entitled “The Spread of Tax Fraud by Identity Theft:  A Threat to Taxpayers, A Drain on the Public Treasury.”  Those proceedings can be viewed and prepared statements downloaded from:http://finance.senate.gov/hearings/hearing/?id=32a4f2cc-5056-a032-5258-8967bf140b37

We understand that there may be opportunity for the submission of additional materials for the record after the hearing.  We will be announcing RPAC recommendations for possible community action as details are developed.  Stay tuned.

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