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Brady, Crapo Blast Biden Attempt to Remove Social Security Administration Commissioner

July 09, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. House Ways and Means Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-TX) and U.S. Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-ID) issued the following statement on President Biden’s decision to fire Social Security Administration Commissioner Andrew Saul:

“Social Security beneficiaries stand the most to lose from President Biden’s partisan decision to remove Commissioner Andrew Saul from leadership of the Social Security Administration.

“It is disappointing that the Administration is injecting politics into the agency, given that Commissioner Saul was confirmed with bipartisan approval, worked closely with both parties in Congress, and provided smooth benefit and service delivery during the largest management challenge ever faced by the agency.

“We are concerned that this politicization of the Social Security Administration is just the beginning of efforts to raise payroll taxes and seriously undermines bipartisan efforts to save Social Security for future retirees.”