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Tuesday, January 25, 2011 Mark Lassiter, Press Officer
For Immediate Release 410-965-8904


News Release

Social Security Invites the Public to Comment on its Regulations

Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, today announced a new way for members of the public to participate in open and transparent government.  In response to President Obama’s executive order on improving regulations and regulatory review, Social Security is inviting people to provide direct feedback on its rules and regulations.  Ideas and comments may be emailed to

“Social Security values the public’s input and wants to provide a meaningful opportunity for people to participate in the regulatory process,” Commissioner Astrue said.  “I invite the public to share their thoughts and I am excited to hear their ideas.”

Social Security’s program rules are available online and may be accessed at  There, you will find complete information about Social Security’s laws, regulations, rulings, and employee operating instructions.

For information about what Social Security is doing to improve its regulations and how the agency will implement the President’s executive order, go to the Open Government website:

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