Social Security is planning to issue an "Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the need to update the medical-vocational guidelines." Inability to speak English in Puerto Rico may be on the table but who knows what else.
I understand the desire to head off destructive legislation but let's not get carried away. The Republican problem with Social Security disability isn't with the way the regulations are written. Their problem is with its very existence. Nothing the agency can do will mollify them. If anything they may see this sort of thing as a sign of weakness.