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Senate Cancels Vote For SSA Commissioner

2014 December 16
by Steve Perrigo

Media reports indicate there are a combination of factors that delayed a Senate vote for Carolyn Colvin to a six-year term as commissioner of the Social Security Administration (SSA). The Senate was set to review her nomination this week and hold a procedural vote before Congress recesses for the holidays.

The Associated Press reported her nomination would have required discussion and taken up too much valuable time as the 113th Congress draws to a close. Some members of Congress have requested more information about Colvin and the SSA’s handling of a $300 million information technology project, the story stated.

Colvin, 72, previously worked at the SSA in the 1990s, then held other government jobs until returning to the SSA in 2010 as a deputy commissioner.

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