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Senate Finance Committee Will Hold a Hearing to Consider SSAB Nominees

January 30, 2024

Washington, DC – Tomorrow, the Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing to consider three people nominated by President Biden to serve on the Social Security Advisory Board.

The nominees and their proposed terms are Andrew Biggs of Oregon (ending September 30, 2024, and renominated for a term ending September 30, 2030), Kathryn Lang of Maryland (ending September 30, 2026), and Sharon Lewis of Oregon (ending September 30, 2028).

The hearing will be held on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at 10:15 am ET at the Dirksen Senate Office Building and will be streamed online.

The Board is an independent federal agency with a seven-member bipartisan board that advises the President, Congress, and Commissioner of Social Security on policies related to the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs.


The Social Security Independence and Program Improvements Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-296) established a bipartisan Social Security Advisory Board composed of seven Board members appointed by Congress and the White House. Supported by a professional staff, the Board provides advice and recommendations to the President, Congress, and the Commissioner of Social Security on matters related to the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs and policies.