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Social Security

Membership 114th Congress

Ranking Member

Xavier Becerra
California ~ 34

Democratic Members

John Larson
Connecticut ~ 01

Earl Blumenauer
Oregon ~ 03

Jim McDermott
Washington ~ 07

Chairman

Sam Johnson
Texas ~ 03

Republican Members

Robert Dold
Illinois ~ 10

Vern Buchanan
Florida ~ 16

Adrian Smith
Nebraska ~ 03

Mike Kelly
Pennsylvania ~ 03

James Renacci
Ohio ~ 16

Tom Rice
South Carolina ~ 07

Social Security

 

The jurisdiction of the Subcommittee on Social Security shall include bills and matters referred to the Committee on Ways and Means that relate to the Federal Old Age, Survivors’ and Disability Insurance System, the Railroad Retirement System, and employment taxes and trust fund operations relating to those systems. More specifically, the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee on Social Security shall include bills and matters involving title II of the Social Security Act and Chapter 22 of the Internal Revenue Code (the Railroad Retirement Tax Act), as well as provisions in title VII and title XI of the Act relating to procedure and administration involving the Old Age, Survivors’ and Disability Insurance System.

Recent Activity

May 18, 2016 Hearing
Sep 28, 2015 Bill

The Social Security Earned Benefits Payment Act, introduced by Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) and House Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI), would ensure Americans receiving Social Security disability benefits will not have their benefits unnecessarily cut at the end of 2016 by temporarily adjusting the distribution of incoming payroll taxes bet

Sep 28, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and House Ways & Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin, D-Mich., today introduced a bill to ensure Americans receiving Social Security disability benefits will not have their benefits unnecessarily cut at the end of next year.

Aug 20, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) today issued a statement following the indication by the Department of Justice that the Social Security Administration (SSA) will retroactively recognize same-sex marriages that o

Jul 22, 2015 Bill

The One Social Security Act, introduced by the Ranking Member of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security Xavier Becerra (D-CA), would ensure that Americans get the Social Security benefits they've earned and pay all Social Security benefits using trust fund reserves that current beneficiaries helped build up through their own contributions.

Jul 9, 2015 Press Release

Today’s hearing is on work incentives for Americans who qualify for Social Security because of a severe disability, illness, or injury.

Nine million Americans and two million of their spouses and children currently receive Social Security Disability Insurance. All Americans pay into SSDI so that one accident or one diagnosis doesn’t mean a lifetime of poverty.

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