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

May 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Ways & Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA), Social Security Subcommittee Chairman John B.

May 6, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Top Democrat Committee leaders in the House and Senate today called on the Social Security Administration (SSA) to withdraw a proposed rule, “Removing Inability to Communicate in English as an Education Category.” House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA), House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Chairman John B.

Apr 29, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Ways & 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.

Apr 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Ways & Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) today released the following statement on the 2019 Medicare Trustees Report and 2019 Social Security Trustees Report:
 

Apr 10, 2019 Press Release

(As prepared for delivery)

Good morning, and welcome to our witnesses and audience members.

Today is the third hearing in a series on protecting and improving Social Security, where we will be discussing comprehensive legislation to enhance Social Security.

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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