Veterans' Affairs and Health Committee, Missouri State Senate

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The Veterans' Affairs and Health Committee is a standing committee of the Missouri State Senate.

Per Rule 25 of the Senate Rules, committees in the Missouri State Senate are appointed by the President Pro Tem.[1] Committees are appointed after the adoption of the Senate Rules at the beginning of the two-year General Assembly. Committee membership is to be as equal to the partisan balance of the chamber as possible.[2] The chair of a committee may appoint subcommittees with the committee's approval.[1] The President Pro Tem, the Majority Floor Leader and the Minority Floor Leader are considered members of all standing and statutory committees ex officio, but do not having voting power in any unless appointed to it proper.[2] Although not explicitly stated in the Senate Rules, the President Pro Tem has previously demonstrated a responsibility for filling vacancies in committees.[3]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: List of Member, Officers, Committees and Rules of the Senate


The Committee on Veterans' Affairs and Health shall consider and report upon bills and matters concerning veterans' affairs. The committee shall also consider and report upon bills and matters referred to it concerning health, MO HealthNet, alternative health care delivery system proposals, public health, disease control, hospital operations, mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse and addiction.[4][5]


2015 legislative session

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2015 legislative session.

Veterans' Affairs and Health Members, 2015
Democratic members (3)Republican members (7)
Maria Chappelle-NadalDan Brown, Chair
Jill SchuppRob Schaaf, Vice Chair
Scott SiftonMike Cunningham
Bob Onder
David Sater
Eric Schmitt
Ryan Silvey


The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.

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