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

Jul 17, 2020 Press Release
(As prepared for delivery)
 
Thank you to the Members and witnesses who have joined us today at the Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee hearing, The Impact of COVID-19 on Social Security and Its Beneficiaries.
 
I am glad to see Representatives Moore and Rice join us for this hearing.
Jul 10, 2020 Press Release

House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Chairman John B. Larson announced today that the Subcommittee will hold a hearing on “The Impact of COVID-19 on Social Security and its Beneficiaries” on Friday, July 17th, at 12:00 PM EDT.

Mar 19, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) and Ranking Member Kevin Brady (R-TX), along with Social Security Subcommittee Chairman John B. Larson (D-CT), Ranking Member Tom Reed (R-NY), Worker and Family Support Subcommittee Chairman Danny K.
Sep 27, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal introduced the Public Servants Protection and Fairness Act, H.R. 4540, legislation to fix the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) for future retirees and provide meaningful relief to current WEP retirees.

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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