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United States Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs

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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).

Membership

2012-2013 (113th Congress)

Committee on Veterans' Affairs Members, 2012-2013
Democratic members (8)Republican members (7)
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) Scott Brown (Massachusetts)
Jon Tester (Montana) Jerry Moran (Kansas)
Mark Begich (Alaska) John Boozman (Arkansas)
Richard Blumenthal (Connecticut) Dean Heller (Nevada)
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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