It is so comforting to know that our elected officials WORK so hard to do what is BEST for the American people. Just take a look at this letter from Representative Roger Williams. It is such a relief to know the he and his colleagues “on the House Committee on Financial Services are prioritizing this issue”. Thank goodness they have “plans to hold a hearing to determine the facts in the near future” and are going to eventually CLOSE THE BARN DOOR AFTER THE HORSE HAS GONE. I can’t tell you how grateful I am that Roger and his colleagues “are working hard to ensure this is addressed as quickly as possible”.
I do have one question though, WHAT ARE THEY GOING TO ADDRESS NOW and shouldn’t they have ADDRESSED it BEFORE some sloppily run, questionably staffed (Equifax Chief Information Security Officer, “the person who was responsible for keeping the highly confidential and secret information of over 100 million Americans well… highly confidential and secret”, was a music major, which in itself is not so incriminating but WHY was her web profile so quickly scrubbed and changed?) collector to WAY TOO MUCH personal information allowed the world to have access to ALL THAT INFORMATION?
The carnage from this could be astronomical but not to worry, Roger and his colleagues, our hard working elected officials who ALWAYS put the American people BEFORE themselves, are going to HOLD a HEARING. Whew, thank goodness for these geniuses in Washington. I cannot imagine how we could get along without them.
Come and Read It Report: Equifax Data Breach
The recent data breach at Equifax affected 143 million people in the United States. In light of this situation, my first and foremost concern is the American consumer, and how they are prepared to recover from such an unfortunate and damaging incident. My colleagues and I on the House Committee on Financial Services are prioritizing this issue, with plans to hold a hearing to determine the facts in the near future. Someone must be held accountable for such an outrageous violation of personal privacy, and I look forward to the investigations that will determine who is behind such a heinous act.
If you haven’t already checked to see if you’ve been affected, you can do so by clicking here.
Even if Equifax predicts your information has not been compromised, I highly encourage you to sign up for a credit-monitoring service. Equifax offers a free one-year service, here. However, please utilize whichever credit-monitoring service you trust and works best for you and your family during this time. I know there have been some concerns that if you opt-in to check your information, it means you’re opting-out for the option of filing a lawsuit. I want you to be confident in your financial actions, which is why I am pleased to tell you that language has been taken out, and checking your status will no longer affect your ability to file a claim.
While the Committee has not yet announced a date for this hearing, I want you to know my colleagues and I are working hard to ensure this is addressed as quickly as possible
I have included some articles and releases you may find interesting located on the right side of this newsletter. It is an honor and privilege to represent the people of Texas’ 25th Congressional District and as always, please reach out to me with any issues and concerns that are important to you.
Member of Congress