President Obama has nominated Carolyn Colvin, the long-serving acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, to become Commissioner in her own rite. I’d be pretty surprised if she weren’t confirmed.
But, as National Review reports, some Republicans in Congress haven't been happy with her performance to date, in terms of reducing program costs or getting on top of administrative law judges who are seemingly over-enthusiastic in approving disability benefits applications. Will it derail her nomination? Probably not. But it will raise the visibility of problems at the agency and in the Social Security program as a whole.