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For Immediate Release

Press Release

Social Security Works Applauds the Removal of Andrew Saul and David Black

WASHINGTON -

The following is a statement from Alex Lawson, Executive Director of Social Security Works, on President Biden firing Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul and Deputy Commissioner David Black:

“Today is a great day for every current and future Social Security beneficiary.

Andrew Saul and David Black were appointed by former President Donald Trump to undermine Social Security. They’ve done their very best to carry out that despicable mission. That includes waging a war on people with disabilities, demoralizing the agency’s workforce, and delaying President Biden’s stimulus checks.

We enthusiastically applaud President Biden’s decision to fire Saul and Black, as well as his choice of Kilolo Kijakazi for Acting Commissioner. Acting Commissioner Kijakazi has a long record of supporting our Social Security system and serving the American people. We look forward to working with her to protect and expand Social Security benefits.”

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Social Security Works' mission is to: Protect and improve the economic security of disadvantaged and at-risk populations; Safeguard the economic security of those dependent, now or in the future, on Social Security; and Maintain Social Security as a vehicle of social justice.

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