Senate confirms Martin O’Malley as head of Social Security Administration

On January 7, 2021, the United States Senate confirmed former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley to be the Commissioner of the Social Security Administration (SSA). O’Malley was nominated to the post by President Joe Biden on November 23, 2020.

O’Malley previously served as Governor of Maryland from 2007 to 2015 and Mayor of Baltimore from 1999 to 2007. He was previously mentioned as a potential running mate for then-Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton in 2016.

Before becoming Commissioner of the SSA, O’Malley was a partner at the law firm Venable LLP and an adjunct professor of law at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. He is also a vocal advocate for social justice reform and government transparency.

O’Malley is succeeding Andrew Saul, who served as Commissioner of SSA for four years under former President Donald Trump.

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