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HEARING: Chairman Johnson Announces Hearing on Social Security’s Finances

July 8, 2011 — Hearing   

Focus Of The Hearing:
The hearing will focus on Social Security’s benefit expenditures, how benefits have changed over time, options for change, and their impacts.  Also, efforts by the SSA to inform workers of their future benefits through the Social Security Statement will be examined.

Johnson Opening Statement

Witness List:

Sylvester Schieber, Ph.D., Independent Consultant, New Market
Testimony        (Truth in Testimony)

Thomas S. Terry, President, T. Terry Consulting, on behalf of the American Academy of Actuaries
Testimony        (Truth in Testimony)

C. Eugene Steuerle, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Urban Institute
Testimony        (Truth in Testimony)

Joan Entmacher, Vice President for Family Economic Security, National Women’s Law Center
Testimony        (Truth in Testimony)

Charles P. Blahous, Ph.D., Research Fellow, Hoover Institution
Testimony        (Truth in Testimony)

Barbara Bovbjerg, Ph.D., Director for Education, Workforce, and Income Security, U.S. Government Accountability Office


SUBCOMMITTEE: Social Security