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Veterans' Affairs Committee, Connecticut General Assembly

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Veterans' Affairs

The Veterans' Affairs Committee is a joint standing committee of the Connecticut General Assembly, containing members of the Senate and the House. In the Connecticut Legislature, there are no separate chamber committees. Prior to 2013, it was a select committee.

Per each chamber's rules, committees of the Connecticut General Assembly are assigned by the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House. Committees are assigned at the start of each term.[1][2] A majority of appointed members make up a committee's quorum.[3] Neither the President nor the Speaker is recognized as an "ex officio" member of any committee.

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Senate Rules
DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: House Rules
DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Joint Rules


This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

A committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS that shall have cognizance of all matters relating to military and veterans' affairs, except veterans' pensions.[4]



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

Veterans' Affairs Members, 2013
Democratic members (9)Republican members (5)
Carlo Leone, Co-ChairJason Welch, Ranking Member
John Hennessy, Co-ChairDave Yaccarino, Ranking Member
Gayle Slossberg, Vice ChairLeonard Fasano
Frank Nicastro, Sr., Vice ChairAl Adinolfi
Catherine OstenPenny Bacchiochi
David Alexander
Antonio Guerrera
Geoff Luxenberg
Kim Rose



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