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

Mar 7, 2018 Press Release

(As prepared for delivery)

Mr. Chairman, thank you for calling today’s hearing. Social Security needs a Senate-confirmed Commissioner, but after 14 months in office the President hasn’t even named a nominee. It is my hope that the President will act without delay to nominate a qualified candidate. 

Mar 1, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, three Ranking Members from the Ways and Means Committee sent a letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Chairman Tom Cole (R-OK) and Ranking Member Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), requesting the Committee provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) with at least an additional $560 mill

Feb 7, 2018 Press Release

(As prepared for delivery)

Thank you, Chairman Johnson, for holding this hearing.


Democratic Members

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Bill Pascrell
New Jersey ~ 09
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Linda Sánchez
California ~ 38