Senate confirms Martin O’Malley as head of Social Security Administration
On November 19, 2020, the United States Senate voted in favor of confirming Martin O’Malley to lead the Social Security Administration (SSA). O’Malley was nominated by President Joe Biden to serve as the SSA’s commissioner in October. The vote was 79 in favor to 13 opposed.
O’Malley served as governor of Maryland from 2007 to 2015 and was the mayor of Baltimore from 1999 to 2007. O’Malley has pledged to modernize the SSA’s administrative capacity and to protect and expand the existing Social Security benefits Americans rely on. O’Malley will now be serving a six-year term at the SSA’s helm.