Social Security

The Subcommittee on Social Security handles all legislation and oversight related to the nation’s Social Security system, which provides earned benefits to retirees, severely disabled workers and their families, widows and widowers, and children who have lost a parent. It oversees the Social Security Trust Funds, the contributions American workers and their employers make to the funds, and the financial health of the system. It monitors the administration of Social Security, including customer service at the Social Security Administration’s nationwide network of field offices and toll-free telephone service; due process rights when applying for benefits; wait times for disability hearings; privacy protections and cybersecurity; and research and demonstration projects on retirement, disability, and related topics. Finally, the Subcommittee is involved when issues arise relating to the use, transmission, or protection of the Social Security number.



Recent Activity

Sep 27, 2018 Press Release

(As prepared for delivery)

Today’s hearing is focused on the Social Security Administration’s information technology (IT) systems and the major, multi-year initiative to modernize them. 

Jul 25, 2018 Press Release

(As prepared for delivery)

Thank you Chairman Johnson and let me add how nice it is to be back in the Sam Johnson Hearing Room. What a wonderful tribute to our Chairman and his years of service to this nation and to Congress. 

Jul 18, 2018 Press Release

(As prepared for delivery)

Mr. Chairman, thank you very much for holding today’s markup on two bills that will improve our public and private retirement systems.  


Democratic Members

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Bill Pascrell
New Jersey ~ 09
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Linda Sánchez
California ~ 38