The Social Security Advisory Board (SSAB) Welcomes Three New Members
Henry Aaron of the Brookings Institution, Lanhee Chen of the Hoover Institution and Stanford University, and Alan Cohen of the Center for American Progress, are the three newest members of the SSAB. The Senate confirmed their appointments on September 8, 2014.
The SSAB was a 1994 creation of President Clinton and Congress, meant to complement the legislation autonomizing the Social Security Administration (SSA) (the SSA was previously a part of the Department of Health and Human Services).
The SSAB is a seven-member strong, bipartisan body tasked with advising the President, Congress, and the Commissioner of Social Security about issues pertaining to Social Security’s Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs.
The President appoints members to the SSAB, and this is the first time since 2008 that it has had full membership.