Andrew Saul Sworn in as New SSA Commissioner

August 21, 2019

Andrew M. Saul was confirmed by the Senate for the role of Commissioner ofSocial Security on June 4, 2019. The vote was 77-16, with seven Senators notvoting. All of the “nay” votes were from Democrats, as were five of the seven whodid not vote (the others were Bernie Sanders, I-VT, and Lamar Alexander, R-TN).

Saul was officially sworn in as Commissioner on June 17. His term runs throughJanuary 19, 2025. He is SSA’s first confirmed Commissioner since Michael Astrue resigned in February 2013 after his term ended. Awaiting confirmation is David Black, for the role of Deputy Commissioner of Social Security. Astrue, along withJason Fichtner, has been awaiting confirmation to the Social Security AdvisoryBoard since January 16, 2019. The Senate has not scheduled votes on any of these nominees.



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