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{{tnr}}The '''United States Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs''' is a standing committee of the [[U.S. Senate]].  
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{{tnr}}The '''United States House of Representatives 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.<ref>[http://veterans.senate.gov/committee-history.cfm ''U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs'' "Committee History"]</ref>
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==Leadership==
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The committee chair in the [[112th United States Congress|112th Congress]] is [[Patty Murray]] ([[Democratic|D]]).
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==Membership==
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===2011-2012 (112th Congress)===
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{{bluedot}} '''Democrats (7)'''
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*[[Patty Murray]] (WA) ''Chairman''
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*[[John D. Rockefeller IV]] (WV)
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*[[Daniel K. Akaka]] (HI)
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*[[Sherrod Brown]] (OH)
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*[[Jim Webb]] (VA)
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*[[Jon Tester]] (MT)
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*[[Mark Begich]] (AK)
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'''Independent (1)'''
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*[[Bernard Sanders]] (VT)
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{{reddot}} '''Republicans (7)'''
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*[[Richard Burr]] (NC) ''Ranking Member''
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*[[Johnny Isakson]](GA)
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*[[Roger Wicker]] (MS)
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*[[Mike Johanns]] (NE)
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*[[Scott Brown]] (MA)
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*[[Jerry Moran]] (KS)
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*[[John Boozman]] (AR)
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==Jurisdiction==
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According to the official [[U.S. Senate|Senate]] website, the jurisdiction of the Veterans' Affairs Committee includes the following:
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#Compensation of veterans.
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#Life insurance issued by the Government on account of service in the Armed Forces.
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#National cemeteries.
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#Pensions of all wars of the United States, general and special.
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#Readjustment of servicemen to civil life.
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#Soldiers' and sailors' civil relief.
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#Veterans' hospitals, medical care and treatment of veterans.
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#Veterans' measures generally.
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#Vocational rehabilitation and education of veterans.
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==Contact==
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412 Russell Senate Bldg.
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<br>Washington, DC 20510
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Phone: (202) 224-9126
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==See also==
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*[[U.S. Senate]]
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
*[http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/committees/d_three_sections_with_teasers/committees_home.htm U.S. Senate Committees]
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*[http://veterans.senate.gov/ Official Senate Page]
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==References==
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{{reflist}}
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[[Category:Standing committee, U.S. Senate]]

Revision as of 22:38, 27 January 2012

The United States House of Representatives 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]

Leadership

The committee chair in the 112th Congress is Patty Murray (D).

Membership

2011-2012 (112th Congress)

Democratic Party Democrats (7)

Independent (1)

Republican Party Republicans (7)

Jurisdiction

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.

Contact

412 Russell Senate Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510

Phone: (202) 224-9126

See also

External links

References