Jun 3, 2015

Today's Congressional Hearing

Panel 1
  • Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX)
    Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX)
    Rep. Dave Reichert (R-WA)
    Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA)
    Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY)
    Rep. Jim Renacci (R-OH)
    Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)
Panel 2
  • Patrick P. O’Carroll, Jr., Inspector General, Social Security Administration
  • Dan Bertoni, Director, Education, Workforce, and Income Security Issues, Government Accountability Office
  • Curt Eysink, Executive Director, Louisiana Workforce Commission
  • Debra Rohlman, Vice President of Government Sales, Equifax Workforce Solutions
  • Rebecca Vallas, Director of Policy for Poverty to Prosperity Program, Center for American Progress

     Let me explain one thing. The Human Resources Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee has jurisdiction over Supplemental Security Income but not Social Security which has its own Subcommittee. Occasionally the two Subcommittees hold joint hearings but this isn't a joint hearing. There may be testimony today touching on Social Security but this Subcommittee can't advance legislation dealing with Social Security.


Anonymous said...

Any idea of what was discussed?

Anonymous said...

@2:59 Follow the link and read the testimony

Anonymous said...

So nothing too earth-shattering. Cleaning up SSI payments and stopping the SSD/UI "double dip." As Charles had mentioned previously, with the UI extensions exhausted, the SSD/UI double dip isn't that big of an issue anymore for most claimants. If this is the savings needed to allow reallocation between the trust funds, I'm OK with it.