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President Biden Renominates Andrew Biggs and Sharon Lewis to SSAB

January 17, 2023

Washington, DC – On January 3, 2023, President Joe Biden renominated Andrew G. Biggs (PN 22) and Sharon Beth Lewis (PN 23), both of Oregon, to serve on the Social Security Advisory Board.

President Biden nominated Biggs and Lewis in the last Congress, in May 2022 and January 2022, respectively. But, pursuant to Senate rules, the nomination was returned to the President at the end of the 117th Congress.

If confirmed by the Senate, Lewis would serve until September 30, 2028, and Biggs would serve until September 30, 2024.

Lewis is a principal at Health Management Associates and, before that, served in presidentially appointed roles for nearly six years at the Department of Health and Human Services, where she was one of the chief architects of the Administration for Community Living. The Board profiled Lewis in its January 2022 announcement.

Biggs is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). Before joining AEI, Biggs was a principal deputy commissioner at SSA, overseeing policy research efforts, and previously served as an associate director of the White House National Economic Council. The Board profiled Biggs in its May 2022 announcement.


The Board’s mission is to advise the President, Congress, and Commissioner of Social Security on the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs. The Board is comprised of Presidential and Congressional appointees with professional staff.