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Upcoming Congressional Hearings 

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Past Congressional Hearings 

Open Executive Session to Consider the Nominations of Andrew M. Saul, Gordon Hartogensis, and Gail S. Ennis

This hearing was on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 10:00am EST. Andrew M. Saul, of New York, to be Commissioner of Social Security for the term expiring January 19, 2019. Gordon Hartogensis, of Connecticut, to be Director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation for a term of five years. Gail S. Ennis, of Maryland, to be Inspector General, Social Security Administration. 

Hearing to Consider the Nomination of Andrew M. Saul, of New York, to be Commissioner of Social Security for the term expiring January 19, 2019

This hearing was on Tuesday, October 2 at 10:30 AM EDT. 

Johnson Announces Hearing on the State of Social Security’s Information Technology

House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee held a hearing titled, “The State of Social Security’s Information Technology,” on Thursday, September 27 at 11:00 AM EST. At the hearing, Members discussed the Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) information technology (IT), including modernization, management, and acquisitions.

Hearing to Consider the Nomination of Gordon Hartogensis, of Connecticut, to be Director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation for a term of five years, vice W. Thomas Reeder, Jr and Gail S. Ennis, of Maryland, to be Inspector General, Social Security Administration, vice Patrick P. O'Carroll, Jr., resigned

This hearing took place on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 10:00 AM EDT. 

Hearing on Examining Changes to Social Security’s Disability Appeals Process

House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee held a hearing entitled “Examining Changes to Social Security’s Disability Appeals Process," which focused on recent and planned changes affecting the Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) disability appeals process, including SSA's decision to reintroduce the reconsideration stage in 10 states.  The hearing took place on Wednesday, July 25, 2018.

Examining the Importance of Paid Family Leave for American Working Families

The Senate's Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions, and Family Policy held a hearing titled "Examining the Importance of Paid Family Leave for American Working Families" on Wednesday, July 9, 2018.

Hearing on Examining Social Security’s Solvency Challenge: The Status of Social Security’s Trust Funds

House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee held a hearing entitled “Examining Social Security’s Solvency Challenge: The Status of Social Security’s Trust Funds.” The hearing focused on the findings of the 2018 Annual Report of the Board of Trustees of the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Federal Disability Insurance Trust Funds. The hearing took place on Thursday, June 7, 2018 in 1100 Longworth House Office Building.

Hearing on Securing Americans’ Identities: The Future of the Social Security Number 

House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Chairman Sam Johnson (R-TX) announced that the Subcommittee will hold a hearing entitled “Securing Americans’ Identities: The Future of the Social Security Number.” The hearing focused on the dangers of the use of the Social Security number (SSN) as both an identifier and authenticator and examine policy considerations and possible solutions to mitigate the consequences of SSN loss or theft. The hearing took place on Thursday, May 17, 2018 in 1100 Longworth House Office Building. 

House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Hearing: Lacking a Leader: Challenges Facing the SSA After Over 5 Years of Acting Commissioners

House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Chairman Sam Johnson (R-TX) held a hearing entitled “Lacking a Leader: Challenges Facing the SSA After Over 5 Years of Acting Commissioners” on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. The hearing focused on the need for a Senate-confirmed Commissioner to lead the Social Security Administration (SSA), the challenges and limitations the SSA faces when it is led by an Acting Commissioner, and the legal framework for filling a vacancy. 

Hearing on Ensuring Social Security Serves America’s Veterans

In a press release issued on January 31, 2018, the House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Chairman Sam Johnson (R-TX) announced that the Subcommittee will hold a hearing entitled "Ensuring Social Security Serves America’s Veterans" on Wednesday, February 7, 2018.  At the hearing, Members examined the effectiveness of the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) initiatives to reduce processing times and expedite claims for certain veterans, as well as efforts by the agency to hire veterans.  Military service members receive expedited processing of disability claims from the SSA.  The expedited process is used for military service members who become disabled while on active military service on or after October 1, 2001, regardless of where the disability occurs.  In addition, since March 17, 2014, veterans who have a VA compensation rating of 100% permanent and total may receive expedited processing of applications for Social Security disability benefits. 

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NOSSCR's Hearing Testimony and Statements for the Record

2018

  • Lisa Ekman testimony and oral statement on behalf of CCD Social Security Taskforce, House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommitte's hearing titled "Examining Changes to Social Security’s Disability Appeals Process," July 25, 2018 

2017

2016

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NOSSCR Communications to Members of Congress

2018


NOSSCR Sign-on Communications with Congress

2018

2017

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