Social Security

The Subcommittee on Social Security handles all legislation and oversight related to the nation’s Social Security system, which provides earned benefits to retirees, severely disabled workers and their families, widows and widowers, and children who have lost a parent. It oversees the Social Security Trust Funds, the contributions American workers and their employers make to the funds, and the financial health of the system. It monitors the administration of Social Security, including customer service at the Social Security Administration’s nationwide network of field offices and toll-free telephone service; due process rights when applying for benefits; wait times for disability hearings; privacy protections and cybersecurity; and research and demonstration projects on retirement, disability, and related topics. Finally, the Subcommittee is involved when issues arise relating to the use, transmission, or protection of the Social Security number.

 

 

Recent Activity

Jun 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Ways & Means Committee Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA) released the following statement on the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) report on the long-term budget outlook:
 

Jun 21, 2018 Press Release

(As prepared for delivery)

Mr. Chairman, thank you for holding this markup on a number of bipartisan bills covering health, oversight, tax and social security policies. 

Jun 7, 2018 Press Release

(As prepared for delivery)

Mr. Chairman, thank you for calling today’s hearing on the 2018 Social Security Trustees Report. While Social Security is financially stable for the time being, it is clear we need a long-term solution. 

There are 10,000 Baby Boomers a day who become eligible for Social Security. 

Jun 5, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Ways & Means Committee Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA) today released the following statement on the 2018 Medicare Trustees Report and 2018 Social Security Trustees Report:
 

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Ranking Member

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John Larson
Connecticut ~ 01

Democratic Members

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Bill Pascrell
New Jersey ~ 09
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Joseph Crowley
New York ~ 14
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Linda Sánchez
California ~ 38