Chairman Neal Statement on the Removal of SSA Commissioner Saul

Jul 9, 2021
Press Release

SPRINGFIELD, MA— Today, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) released the following statement regarding President Biden’s decision to remove Andrew Saul as Commissioner of the Social Security Administration (SSA):

“Social Security is an essential earned benefit that we must protect and strengthen. I look forward to working with a new Commissioner who shares President Biden’s – and congressional Democrats’ – view of the program and the vital support it provides to seniors, children, and people with disabilities.”

“Acting Commissioner Kilolo Kijakazi, who President Biden previously appointed as the agency’s Deputy Commissioner for Retirement and Disability Policy, is a Social Security expert that has spent her career building economic security, combatting structural racism, and reducing the racial wealth gap. I welcome her leadership and look forward to working with the agency’s leaders, public servants, and advocates.”