A House Ways and Means subcommittee voted to increase the amount that Social Security recipients may earn without losing part of their benefits. The proposal was added to a package of amendments that includes a provision removing the Social Security Administration from the Department of Health and Human Services. The administration would be directed by a three-member board appointed by the President and run by an executive director named by the board. Currently, a person age 65 through 69 may earn up to $8,880 without losing a part of the Social Security pension. Under the subcommittee's bill, the limitation for those between 65 and 69 would increase next year to about $9,720 and the following year to about $10,440.