WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Social Security Subcommittee Chairman Sam Johnson (R-TX) today praised President Trump’s decision to designate Kim Hildred as the Chair of the Social Security Advisory Board (SSAB):
“President Trump’s pick to lead the SSAB is great news for all Americans counting on Social Security today and in the future. Few people understand the Social Security Administration and the programs it administers better than Kim Hildred. Having served on the Ways and Means Committee staff for nearly two decades – advising us and many of our colleagues on crucial policy matters – Kim has played an invaluable role in improving Social Security for seniors and individuals with disabilities.
We’re confident in Kim’s ability to lead the SSAB. We look forward to working with her to ensure the Social Security Administration provides the service Americans expect and deserve.”
The Social Security Advisory Board is a bipartisan, independent federal government agency established in 1994 to advise the President, the Congress, and the Commissioner of Social Security on matters of policy and administration of the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance and the Supplemental Security Income programs. The Board has seven members, with three appointed by the President, two by the Senate, and two by the House of Representatives.
Kim Hildred has served as the House Republican appointee on the Social Security Advisory Board since September 2016. She previously served as the staff director for the House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee from 1997 to 2015.