H.R. 6954 (110th): Senior Financial Empowerment Act of 2008

Introduced:
Sep 18, 2008 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Tammy Baldwin
Representative for Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Sep 18, 2008
Length
9 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 3040 (111th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Passed House
Last Action: Jul 29, 2010

 
Status

This bill was introduced on September 18, 2008, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Sep 18, 2008
Referred to Committee Sep 18, 2008
 
Full Title

To prevent mail, telemarketing, and Internet fraud targeting seniors in the United States, to promote efforts to increase public awareness of the enormous impact that mail, telemarketing, and Internet fraud have on seniors, to educate the public, seniors, their families, and their caregivers about how to identify and combat fraudulent activity, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
7 cosponsors (5D, 2R) (show)
Committees

House Energy and Commerce

House Judiciary

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9/18/2008--Introduced.
Senior Financial Empowerment Act of 2008 - Directs the U.S. Sentencing Commission to: (1) review and amend its sentencing guidelines to include the age of a crime victim in its criteria for determining whether a sentencing enhancement is appropriate; and (2) report to Congress on issues relating to the age of crime victims.
Directs the Attorney General to establish and administer a competitive grant program for mail, telemarketing, and Internet fraud prevention education programs for senior citizens.
Expresses the sense of Congress with respect to public awareness of the impact of mail, telemarketing, and Internet fraud on senior citizens.

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