Social Security Chairman Sam Johnson to President: Nominate a Social Security Commissioner Now
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Chairman Sam Johnson (TX-03) again urged President Trump to nominate a Social Security Commissioner. This marks the fourth time Congressman Johnson has called on the new President to nominate the position that has been vacant for nearly five years.
Johnson delivered the following remarks on the House Floor:
Mr. Speaker, I rise today to strongly urge President Trump to nominate a Social Security Commissioner without further delay. The Social Security Administration has been without a Senate-confirmed Commissioner for over 1,700 DAYS – that’s almost five years. This is totally unacceptable. The American people need a Commissioner – and they need one now.
Without a Commissioner, Social Security is just spinning its wheels. Important decisions are being put off, and service has deteriorated. I ask the President to act now to nominate a Commissioner so that Social Security can provide the service Americans want, need and deserve. I yield back.