Social Security – President Nominates Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of SSA

On April 12, President Trump nominated Andrew M. Saul as Commissioner and David Fabian Black as Deputy Commissioner of the Social Security Administration (SSA). Both are being appointed for the remainder of six-year terms expiring January 19, 2019. Andrew Saul is also being nominated for an additional six-year term expiring January 19, 2025. He is currently a partner with Saul Partners, L.P. and a Commissioner for Westchester County, NY. David Black is currently the White House Senior Advisor at SSA. Previously, he served as SSA’s General Counsel and as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Education for Civil Rights. SSA administers Social Security programs such as Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). These nominations must be approved by the U.S. Senate.

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