Biden's Social Security Pick Vows To Cut Service Wait Times

Social Security Administration nominee Martin O'Malley tells senators that he has the experience to lead the agency.

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Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley told senators last week that if he is confirmed as the new commissioner of the Social Security Administration (SSA) he would be able to lead it through its ongoing "customer service crisis."

For 88 years, "without ever missing a single benefit payment, Social Security has strived to provide the right amount, to the right person, at the right time. And for the long arc of its history, Social Security has done so with a high degree of accuracy,” O’Malley said in his opening remarks on November 2 at the Senate Finance Committee hearing to consider his nomination.

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Jamie Feldman

Jamie Feldman is a journalist, essayist and content creator. After building a byline as a lifestyle editor for HuffPost, her articles and editorials have since appeared in Cosmopolitan, Betches, Nylon, Bustle, Parade, and Well+Good. Her journey out of credit card debt, which she chronicles on TikTok, has amassed a loyal social media following. Her story has been featured in Fortune, Business Insider and on The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, CBS News, and NPR. She is currently producing a podcast on the same topic and living in Brooklyn, New York.