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

May 17, 2018 Press Release

(As prepared for delivery)

Mr. Chairman, thank you for calling today’s important hearing.

The recent data breach at Equifax has left more than 145 million people wondering whether they will have their identity stolen or credit damaged. 

Apr 11, 2018 Press Release

(As prepared for delivery)

Mar 23, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The Senate passed by unanimous consent yesterday H.R. 4547, the Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 2018 – bipartisan legislation to strengthen and improve the representative payee program to better protect those Social Security beneficiaries who are unable to manage their benefits on their own. 

Mar 7, 2018 Press Release

(As prepared for delivery)

Mr. Chairman, thank you for calling today’s hearing. Social Security needs a Senate-confirmed Commissioner, but after 14 months in office the President hasn’t even named a nominee. It is my hope that the President will act without delay to nominate a qualified candidate. 


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