Colvin has been serving in the job in an acting capacity since February 14, 2013. One of her major decisions in her current job was to halt collection of decades-old Social Security overpayments from beneficiaries or their descendants.
Social Security turns 80 this week. That’s right; we’re the new octogenarian in town! We began celebrating last month. On July 23, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, Carolyn W. Colvin, hosted a 90-minute commemorative event on Capitol Hill, to highlight our agency’s history and to illuminate our way forward.
On January 23, I became the acting commissioner of Social Security. That makes me responsible for overseeing one of the nation’s largest and most important social insurance programs, providing retirement, survivors, and disability protection to almost all Americans.
Following in the footsteps of past Commissioners, I am honored and humbled to serve as the Acting Commissioner of Social Security while we await the confirmation of a permanent Commissioner.
Good morning. It is a pleasure to be here today with Ms. Barnhart to discuss some of the challenges that face her as Commissioner of Social Security.