H.R. 5588 (109th): Comprehensive Veterans’ Data Protection and Identity Theft Prevention Act of 2006


Jun 12, 2006
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 12, 2006, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


John Salazar

Representative for Colorado's 3rd congressional district



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Last Updated: Jun 12, 2006
Length: 13 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to protect sensitive personal information of veterans, to ensure that veterans are appropriately notified of any breach of data security with respect to such information, to provide free credit monitoring and credit reports for veterans and others affected by any such breach of data security, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

6/12/2006--Introduced.Comprehensive Veterans' Data Protection and Identity Theft Prevention Act of 2006 - Places upon the Secretary of Veterans Affairs an affirmative obligation to protect from any data breach the sensitive ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jun 12, 2006

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 5588”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


142 cosponsors (141D, 1I) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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