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

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.

Apr 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC –  House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Chairman John B. Larson (D-CT) announced today that the Subcommittee will hold a hearing on “Comprehensive Legislative Proposals to Enhance Social Security” on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at 9:00 AM, in room 2020 Rayburn House Office Building.

Mar 13, 2019 Press Release

(As prepared for delivery)

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

Today is the second hearing in a series on protecting and improving Social Security. 

Yesterday, we focused on the importance of Social Security and how it provides the middle class with economic 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