COMMITTEE on WAYS and MEANS

Chairman Dave Camp

Social Security

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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. 5739, No Social Security for Nazis Act

H.R. 5260, Stop Disability Fraud Act of 2014

H.R. 2720, Alexis Agin Identity Theft Protection Act of 2013

H.R. 1502, The Social Security Disability Insurance and Unemployment Benefits Double Dip
Elimination Act of 2013

H.R. 781, Medicare Identity Theft Prevention Act of 2013

Legislation From Previous Congresses

News:

Inspector General Finds Billions in Payment Errors by Social Security Judges
Nov 19, 2014 -
Washington, DC – In a report released last week, the Social Security Administration (SSA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) revealed that several judges have w...

House and Senate Leaders Introduce Bill to End Social Security Benefits for Nazis
Nov 19, 2014 -
Washington, DC – Today, a bipartisan and bicameral group of lawmakers introduced legislation to terminate Social Security benefits for Nazi persecutors who rece...

Social Security’s $300 Million IT Project Investigation: Bad News for Taxpayers
Nov 18, 2014 -
Washington, DC – Last week, Social Security Administration (SSA) Inspector General (IG) Patrick P. O’Carroll, Jr., released a further response to the June 2014...

Johnson, Becerra Developing Legislation to Stop the Payment of Social Security Benefits to Nazi War Criminals
Oct 23, 2014 -
Washington, DC – Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security Chairman Sam Johnson (R-TX) and Ranking Member Xavier Becerra (D-CA) announced today that they a...

Report: Social Security Failing in Fighting Fraud
Sep 12, 2014 -
Washington, DC – Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Chairman Sam Johnson (R-TX) called on the Acting Commissioner of Social Security to adopt the recom...

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Hearings:

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