Thursday, February 19, 2015

Chairman Johnson Announces Hearing on Maintaining the Disability Insurance Trust Fund’s Solvency

U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX), Chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security announced today that the Subcommittee will hold a hearing focused on the financial status of the Disability Insurance (DI) and Old Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Funds, and the available legislative options to ensure full DI benefits continue to be paid. The hearing will take place on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 in B-318 Rayburn House Office Building, beginning at 2:00 p.m.
Upon the announcement, Chairman Johnson made the following comment:

“In less than two years, the Disability Insurance program will be unable to pay the benefits on which millions of Americans and their families rely.  I am fully committed to ensuring the Disability Insurance program is there for those who truly need it.  This hearing will seek to start the much-needed conversation on responsibly addressing the looming insolvency of the Disability Insurance program.”

A list of witnesses will follow.

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