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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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{{Congcommitteesvnt}}{{tnr}}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.<ref>[http://veterans.senate.gov/committee-history.cfm ''U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs'' "Committee History"]</ref>
  
 
==Leadership==
 
==Leadership==
The committee chair in the [[112th United States Congress|112th Congress]] is [[Patty Murray]] ([[Democratic|D]]).
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The committee chair in the [[112th United States Congress|112th Congress]] was [[Patty Murray]] ([[Democrat|D]]). Leadership of the committee changed hands in the [[113th United States Congress|113th Congress]] and the chair is now [[Bernie Sanders]] ([[Independent|I]]). <ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/index.php?chamber=senate ''CQ.com'' "Senate Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"]</ref>
  
 
==Membership==
 
==Membership==
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===2012-2013 (113th Congress)===
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{{Committee members
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|Committee1=Committee on Veterans' Affairs
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|year=2012-2013
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|D count=8
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|R count=7
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|Rep1=Richard Burr
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|gopstate1=North Carolina
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|gopleader1=Ranking member
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|Rep2=Johnny Isakson
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|gopstate2=Georgia
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|Rep3=Mike Johanns
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|gopstate3=Nebraska
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|Rep4=Jerry Moran
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|gopstate4=Kansas
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|Rep5=John Boozman
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|gopstate5=Arkansas
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|Rep6=Dean Heller
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|gopstate6=Nevada
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|Dem1=Bernard Sanders
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|demstate1=Vermont
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|demleader1=Chair
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|Dem2=John D. Rockefeller IV
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|demstate2=West Virginia
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|Dem3=Patty Murray
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|demstate3=Washington
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|Dem4=Sherrod Brown
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|demstate4=Ohio
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|Dem5=Jon Tester
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|demstate5=Montana
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|Dem6=Mark Begich
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|demstate6=Alaska
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|Dem7=Richard Blumenthal
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|demstate7=Connecticut
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|Dem8=Mazie Hirono
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|demstate8=Hawaii
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|Note=Bernard Sanders is an Independent but caucuses with Democrats, hence he has been counted in that column.
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}}
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===2011-2012 (112th Congress)===
 
===2011-2012 (112th Congress)===
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{{Committee members
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|Collapse=Yes
{{bluedot}} '''Democrats (7)'''
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|Committee1=Committee on Veterans' Affairs
*[[Patty Murray]] (WA) ''Chairman''
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|year=2011-2012
*[[John D. Rockefeller IV]] (WV)
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|D count=8
*[[Daniel K. Akaka]] (HI)
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|R count=7
*[[Sherrod Brown]] (OH)
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|Rep1=Richard Burr
*[[Jim Webb]] (VA)
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|gopstate1=North Carolina
*[[Jon Tester]] (MT)
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|gopleader1=Ranking member
*[[Mark Begich]] (AK)
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|Rep2=Johnny Isakson
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|gopstate2=Georgia
'''Independent (1)'''
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|Rep3=Roger Wicker
*[[Bernard Sanders]] (VT)
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|gopstate3=Mississippi
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|Rep4=Mike Johanns
{{reddot}} '''Republicans (7)'''
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|gopstate4=Nebraska
*[[Richard Burr]] (NC) ''Ranking Member''
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|Rep5=Scott Brown
*[[Johnny Isakson]](GA)
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|gopstate5=Massachusetts
*[[Roger Wicker]] (MS)
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|Rep6=Jerry Moran
*[[Mike Johanns]] (NE)
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|gopstate6=Kansas
*[[Scott Brown]] (MA)
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|Rep7=John Boozman
*[[Jerry Moran]] (KS)
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|gopstate7=Arkansas
*[[John Boozman]] (AR)
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|Dem1=Patty Murray
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|demstate1=Washington
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|demleader1=Chair
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|Dem2=John D. Rockefeller IV
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|demstate2=West Virginia
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|Dem3=Daniel K. Akaka
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|demstate3=Hawaii
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|Dem4=Bernard Sanders
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|demstate4=Vermont
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|Dem5=Sherrod Brown
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|demstate5=Ohio
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|Dem6=Jim Webb
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|demstate6=Virginia
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|Dem7=Jon Tester
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|demstate7=Montana
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|Dem8=Mark Begich
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|demstate8=Alaska
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|Note=Bernard Sanders is an Independent but caucuses with Democrats, hence he has been counted in that column.
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}}
  
 
==Jurisdiction==
 
==Jurisdiction==
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==External links==
 
==External links==
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*[http://veterans.senate.gov/ Official Senate Page]
 
*[http://veterans.senate.gov/ Official Senate Page]
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*[http://www.congressmerge.com/onlinedb/cgi-bin/newcommittee.cgi?site=congressmerge&lang=&commcode=sva Committee profile on ''Congress Merge'']
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*[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/committees/SSVA Committee profile on ''Govtrack]
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*[http://www.legistorm.com/office/Senate_Veterans_Affairs_Committee/692.html Committee profile on ''Legistorm'']
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

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Background
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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]

Leadership

The committee chair in the 112th Congress was Patty Murray (D). Leadership of the committee changed hands in the 113th Congress and the chair is now Bernie Sanders (I). [2]

Membership

2012-2013 (113th Congress)

Committee on Veterans' Affairs Members, 2012-2013
Democratic members (8)Republican members (6)
Bernard Sanders (Vermont) ChairRichard Burr (North Carolina) Ranking member
John D. Rockefeller IV (West Virginia) Johnny Isakson (Georgia)
Patty Murray (Washington) Mike Johanns (Nebraska)
Sherrod Brown (Ohio) Jerry Moran (Kansas)
Jon Tester (Montana) John Boozman (Arkansas)
Mark Begich (Alaska) Dean Heller (Nevada)
Richard Blumenthal (Connecticut)
Mazie Hirono (Hawaii)
Bernard Sanders is an Independent but caucuses with Democrats, hence he has been counted in that column.

2011-2012 (112th Congress)

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

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