United States Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs

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The United States Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs is a standing committee of the U.S. Senate. The committee was created in 1970. Its inaugural session was chaired by Vance Hartke.[1]


114th Congress

The committee chairman in the 114th Congress is Johnny Isakson (R).

113th Congress

The committee chairman in the 113th Congress was Bernie Sanders (I).[2]

112th Congress

The committee chairman in the 112th Congress was Patty Murray (D).


2015-2016 (114th Congress)

Committee on Veterans' Affairs Members, 2015-2016
Democratic members (7)Republican members (8)
Richard Blumenthal (Connecticut) Ranking MemberJohnny Isakson (Georgia) Chairman
Patty Murray (Washington) Jerry Moran (Kansas)
Bernie Sanders (Vermont) John Boozman (Arkansas)
Sherrod Brown (Ohio) Dean Heller (Nevada)
Jon Tester (Montana) Bill Cassidy (Louisiana)
Mazie Hirono (Hawaii) Mike Rounds (South Dakota)
Joe Manchin (West Virginia) Thom Tillis (North Carolina)
Dan Sullivan (Arkansas)
Bernard Sanders is an Independent but caucuses with Democrats, hence he has been counted in that column.

2012-2013 (113th Congress)

2011-2012 (112th Congress)

Committee legislation

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the legislation coming out of each committee.

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According to the official Senate website, the jurisdiction of the Veterans' Affairs Committee includes the following:

  1. Compensation of veterans.
  2. Life insurance issued by the Government on account of service in the Armed Forces.
  3. National cemeteries.
  4. Pensions of all wars of the United States, general and special.
  5. Readjustment of servicemen to civil life.
  6. Soldiers' and sailors' civil relief.
  7. Veterans' hospitals, medical care and treatment of veterans.
  8. Veterans' measures generally.
  9. Vocational rehabilitation and education of veterans.


412 Russell Senate Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510

Phone: (202) 224-9126

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