United States House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

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The standing Committee on Veterans' Affairs in the United States House of Representatives oversees agencies, reviews current legislation, and recommends new bills or amendments concerning U.S. military veterans. Jurisdiction includes retiring and disability pensions, life insurance, education (including the G.I. Bill), vocational training, medical care, and home loan guarantees. The committee oversees the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), veterans' hospitals, and veterans' cemeteries, except cemeteries under the Secretary of the Interior.

The committee was created by Section 121(a) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 (Public Law 79-601), which authorized a standing committee of 27 members.

Past and current chairs[edit]

The chairs of the committee:

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113th Congress[edit]

Majority Minority

Sources: H.Res. 6 (Chairs), H.Res. 7 (D), H.Res. 17 (R), H.Res. 22 (D) and H.Res. 42 (D).

According to committee members' official online biographies, seven of the twenty-five members are veterans: Mark Amodei, Mike Coffman, Paul Cook, Jeff Denham, Phil Roe, Tim Walz, and Brad Wenstrup.

112th Congress[edit]

Majority Minority

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Subcommittees[edit]

Subcommittee Chair Ranking Member
Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Jon Runyan (R-NJ) Dina Titus (D-NV)
Economic Opportunity Bill Flores (R-TX) Mark Takano (D-CA)
Health Dan Benishek (R-MI) Julia Brownley (D-CA)
Oversight and Investigations Mike Coffman (R-CO) Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ)

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