1,694Oct 18, 2011
Recession and Older Americans
Witnesses testified about the impact of recession on older Americans, including the impact of Social Security payments, rising health care costs, and difficulties finding a job.
35,097Jul 8, 2011
Proposed Changes to Social Security Benefits
The House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security held a hearing on proposed changes to Social Security future benefits and the impact those changes would have on the program, future ...
314Dec 1, 2010
Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation (PBGC) Oversight
Chairman Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) Panel One
Joshua Gotbaum, director, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC)
Barbara D. Bovbjerg, managing director, Education, ...
142May 20, 2009
Sustainability of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
The Senate Special Aging Committee held a hearing on the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), the government agency that provides retirement benefits when employers' default on those ...
154Sep 24, 2008
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
A hearing was held on the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), which provides basic pension benefits to workers if an employer is unable to pay those benefits. In 2007 it was reported ...
103May 8, 2008
Social Security Field Offices
A hearing examined the inadequacies among a number of key services to the public at Social Security Administration (SSA) field offices resulting from reductions in staff and growth in ...
41May 8, 2007
Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit
Witnesses testified about the first year of the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit, problems encountered in implementing the program, public perceptions of the process associated with obtaining ...
41Oct 14, 2003
Witnesses testified regarding the security and solvency of private pension funds in America. Senators expressed concern that that the federal government would be forced to pay if the Pension ...
38Jul 17, 2003
Fraud and Abuse in Federal Programs
Witnesses testified about various government programs and measures to prevent fraud, waste and abuse. They also talked about ways to modernize programs to ensure greater fiscal responsibility.
25Jul 10, 2003
Misuse of Social Security Numbers
Witnesses testified about the use and misuse of social security numbers and proposed legislation to prevent identity theft.
11Jan 15, 2003
Report on Social Security
Mr. Walker and Ms. Bovbjerg testified about several models for reforming the Social Security System and a recent report on long-term funding for the system. The report examined a ...
14Dec 10, 2001
Social Security Reform
Witnesses testified about the implications of various Social Security reform options on the federal budget and detailed the trade-offs to be considered with each option.
69May 9, 2000
Identity Theft Day 1
Witnesses testified about the increase of fraudulent activity and identity theft through the illegal use of Social Security numbers. A Maryland couple testified about their own experience with ...
56Jul 15, 1998
Impact of Raising the Retirement Age
The committee heard testimony from experts on how the increase in retirement age will affect the Social Security system, workers and employers. Increasing the retirement age would prolong the ...
1,630Nov 20, 1997
Social Security Trust Fund Solvency
Social Security Task Force members heard testimony from Chairman Greenspan and two Government Accounting Office on the future status of the Social Security system. They testified about the ...