Chairman Paul Ryan

Social Security


The Subcommittee's jurisdiction includes legislation and issues related to Social Security's retirement,
survivors and disability programs, the Railroad Retirement program, and employment taxes and trust
fund operations relating to those programs, including title II of the Social Security Act, 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 involving the Old Age and Survivors' and Disability Insurance (OASDI) programs.

Hot Topics:

Strengthening Social Security

Securing the Future of the Disability Program

Current Legislation:

H.R. 380, Medicare Identity Theft Protection Act of 2015

Legislation from Previous Congresses


CBO Director Says Accounting Gimmicks Can't Save Social Security
Jan 28, 2015 -
Democrats continue to claim we can fix the looming shortfall in disability insurance by raiding retirees’ Social Security trust fund. But CBO Director Doug Elme...

The Economist — Disability insurance: Not working
Jan 23, 2015 -
Disability insurance: Not working The Economist, January 23, 2015 For years, Doug, who lives in Binghamton, New York, suffered from bipolar disorder. In 2003 he...

Wall Street Journal Editorial: Disabling a Budget Con
Jan 16, 2015 -
Congress last year unanimously closed a loophole that allowed surviving Nazi war criminals to claim Social Security benefits, but that’s where the entitlement ...

Johnson Responds to New Indictments for Disability Fraud in Puerto Rico
Jan 15, 2015 -
WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. attorney’s office in Puerto Rico announced additional indictments based on work begun over five years ago to bring fraudsters to j...

GAO Report: Disability Programs Susceptible to Physician-Assisted Fraud
Dec 11, 2014 -
Washington, DC – Today, House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security Chairman Sam Johnson (R-TX) and Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Orrin Hatch...

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Chairman Johnson Announces Hearing on What Workers Need to Know About Social Security as They Plan for Their Retirement
Jul 29, 2014

Markup of: H.R. 4058, “To prevent and address sex trafficking of youth in foster care.”; H.R. 4429, “To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend the subpart F exemption for active financing income.”; H.R. 4438, “To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to simplify and make permanent the research credit.”; H.R. 4453, “To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent the reduced recognition period for built-in gains of S corporations.”; H.R. 4454, “To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent certain rules regarding basis adjustments to stock of S corporations making charitable contributions of property.”; H.R. 4457, “To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend increased expensing limitations, and for other purposes.”; H.R. 4464, “To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent the look-through treatment of payments between related controlled foreign corporations.”
Apr 29, 2014

Chairman Johnson Announces Hearing on Preventing Disability Scams
Feb 26, 2014

Chairman Johnson Announces Hearing on Social Security Disability Fraud Scheme in New York
Jan 16, 2014

*Joint Hearing Postponed* Chairmen Boustany and Johnson Announce Hearing on Improper Payments and Identity Theft
Dec 11, 2013

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Useful Links:

Subcommittee Chairman Sam Johnson

Social Security Administration

Social Security Administration, Office of the Chief Actuary