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Biden fires holdover head of Social Security Administration

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he White House says President Joe Biden has fired the Social Security commissioner after the official refused to resign.

Posted: Jul 9, 2021 5:23 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Joe Biden has fired the Social Security commissioner after the official refused to resign.

Biden has also accepted the resignation of the agency's deputy commissioner. The White House says Biden asked Commissioner Andrew Saul to resign, and Saull's employment was terminated when he refused the Democratic president's request.

Deputy commissioner David Black agreed to step down. Both officials had been put in place under President Donald Trump, a Republican. B

iden has named the agency's deputy commissioner for retirement and disability policy to lead the agency in an acting capacity.

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