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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>
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{{Congcommitteesvnt}}{{tnr}}The '''United States Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs''' is a standing committee of the [[United States Senate|U.S. Senate]]. The committee was created in 1970. Its inaugural session was chaired by Vance Hartke.<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/2/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]] 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>
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===114th Congress===
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The committee chairman in the [[114th United States Congress|114th Congress]] is [[Johnny Isakson]] ([[Republican|R]]).
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===113th Congress===
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The committee chairman in the [[113th United States Congress|113th Congress]] was [[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>
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===112th Congress===
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The committee chairman in the [[112th United States Congress|112th Congress]] was [[Patty Murray]] ([[Democrat|D]]).
  
 
==Membership==
 
==Membership==
===2012-2013 (113th Congress)===
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===2015-2016 (114th Congress)===
 
{{Committee members
 
{{Committee members
 
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|Committee1=Committee on Veterans' Affairs
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|year=2015-2016
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|D count=8
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|R count=7
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|Rep1=Johnny Isakson
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|gopstate1=Georgia
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|gopleader1=Chairman
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|Rep2=Jerry Moran
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|gopstate2=Kansas
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|Rep3=John Boozman
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|gopstate3=Arkansas
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|Rep4=Dean Heller
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|gopstate4=Nevada
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|Rep5=Bill Cassidy
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|gopstate5=Louisiana
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|Rep6=Mike Rounds
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|gopstate6=South Dakota
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|Rep7 = Thom Tillis
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|gopstate7=North Carolina
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|Rep8=Dan Sullivan
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|gopstate8=Arkansas
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|Dem1=Richard Blumenthal
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|demstate1=Connecticut
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|demleader1=Ranking Member
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|Dem2=Patty Murray
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|demstate2=Washington
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|Dem3=Bernie Sanders
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|demstate3=Vermont
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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=Mazie Hirono
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|demstate6=Hawaii
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|Dem7=Joe Manchin
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|demstate7=West Virginia
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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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===2012-2013 (113th Congress)===
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{{Committee members
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|Committee1=Committee on Veterans' Affairs
 
|Committee1=Committee on Veterans' Affairs
 
|year=2012-2013
 
|year=2012-2013
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|Rep1=Richard Burr
 
|Rep1=Richard Burr
 
|gopstate1=North Carolina
 
|gopstate1=North Carolina
|gopleader1=Ranking member
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|gopleader1=Ranking Member
 
|Rep2=Johnny Isakson
 
|Rep2=Johnny Isakson
 
|gopstate2=Georgia
 
|gopstate2=Georgia
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|Dem1=Bernard Sanders
 
|Dem1=Bernard Sanders
 
|demstate1=Vermont
 
|demstate1=Vermont
|demleader1=Chair
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|demleader1=Chairman
 
|Dem2=John D. Rockefeller IV
 
|Dem2=John D. Rockefeller IV
 
|demstate2=West Virginia
 
|demstate2=West Virginia
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|Rep1=Richard Burr
 
|Rep1=Richard Burr
 
|gopstate1=North Carolina
 
|gopstate1=North Carolina
|gopleader1=Ranking member
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|gopleader1=Ranking Member
 
|Rep2=Johnny Isakson
 
|Rep2=Johnny Isakson
 
|gopstate2=Georgia
 
|gopstate2=Georgia
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|Dem1=Patty Murray
 
|Dem1=Patty Murray
 
|demstate1=Washington
 
|demstate1=Washington
|demleader1=Chair
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|Dem2=John D. Rockefeller IV
 
|Dem2=John D. Rockefeller IV
 
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|Note=Bernard Sanders is an Independent but caucuses with Democrats, hence he has been counted in that column.
 
|Note=Bernard Sanders is an Independent but caucuses with Democrats, hence he has been counted in that column.
 
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==Committee legislation==
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The below chart from [http://findthebest.com/ Find The Best] tracks the legislation coming out of each committee.
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==Jurisdiction==
 
==Jurisdiction==
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==See also==
 
==See also==
*[[U.S. Senate]]
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*[[United States Senate|U.S. Senate]]
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*[[List of committees in the United States Congress]]
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
{{submit a link}}
 
{{submit a link}}
 
*[http://veterans.senate.gov/ Official Senate Page]
 
*[http://veterans.senate.gov/ Official Senate Page]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/SenateVeteransAffairsCommittee Official Committee Facebook Page]
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*[https://twitter.com/VAChair Official Committee Twitter Page]
 
*[http://www.congressmerge.com/onlinedb/cgi-bin/newcommittee.cgi?site=congressmerge&lang=&commcode=sva Committee profile on ''Congress Merge'']
 
*[http://www.congressmerge.com/onlinedb/cgi-bin/newcommittee.cgi?site=congressmerge&lang=&commcode=sva Committee profile on ''Congress Merge'']
 
*[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/committees/SSVA Committee profile on ''Govtrack]
 
*[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/committees/SSVA Committee profile on ''Govtrack]

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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

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).

Membership

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.


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

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

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