As the youngest of 12 siblings and raised by a single mom after my father passed away, she raised us on a Social Security check and my father's military death benefits.
We are humbled to be selected as the Republican Leader of the Social Security subcommittee. With this new role, we are the Republican in charge of Social Security in the House of Representatives in the 116th Congress.
We look forward to continuing the legacy of American hero, Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX), who helped fight crime, fraud, abuse, and developed a comprehensive plan to ensure Solvency for Social Security.
In order to preserve Social Security we must work to modernize this program. I will continue to work with my colleagues across the aisle to promote accountability and to reduce waste, fraud, and abuse within the system. These measures ultimately aim to help ensure that Social Security will be available to retirees for generations to come.
The Social Security Trust Fund and the Disability Insurance Fund were created to ensure individuals who had retired or had become disabled have a sustained income. It is only fair that each individual receives from the system what they paid into it. I have been at the forefront of this issue to ensure the Retirement fund and the Disability Insurance (DI) fund do not run out of money.