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  • "We all get an 'F' for not properly funding you," said Rep. Jackie Speier of California, the ranking Democrat on the health care and entitlements subcommittee.

    Improper disability pay may be from review backlog →

  • Rep. James Lankford, Oklahoma Republican, and Rep. Jackie Speier, California Democrat, who head the House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee on health care, say Social Security employees should be allowed to look at the social media profiles of those applying for disability, reasoning that photos and other information people post can expose the applicants as able-bodied.

    Disability fraud piles up as Social Security ties judges' hands: lawmakers →

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