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

Dec 7, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC— Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA), Social Security Subcommittee Chairman John B. Larson (D-CT), and Worker and Family Support Subcommittee Chairman Danny K.

Sep 24, 2020 Hearing

Aug 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA), Social Security Subcommittee Chairman John B. Larson (D-CT), and Worker and Family Support Subcommittee Chairman Danny K.

Aug 26, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA), Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR), Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), and Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), today offered a bill to protect seniors across the country by reauthorizing and funding the Elder Justice Act.

Aug 17, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC--Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA), Worker and Family Support Subcommittee Chairman Danny K. Davis (D-IL), and Social Security Subcommittee Chairman John B.

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Chair

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John Larson
Connecticut ~ 01

Democratic Members

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Bill Pascrell
New Jersey ~ 09
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Linda Sánchez
California ~ 38
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Daniel Kildee
Michigan ~ 05
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Brendan Boyle
Pennsylvania ~ 02
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Bradley Schneider
Illinois ~ 10
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Brian Higgins
New York ~ 26

Ranking Member

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Tom Reed
New York ~ 23

Republican Members

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Jodey Arrington
Texas ~ 19
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A. Ferguson
Georgia ~ 03
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Ron Estes
Kansas ~ 04