United States House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

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House Veterans' Affairs Committee
Standing committee
Active
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United States House of Representatives
117th Congress
History
FormedJanuary 3, 1947
Leadership
ChairMark Takano (D)
Since January 3, 2019
Ranking memberMike Bost (R)
Since January 3, 2021
Vice chairMike Levin (D)
Since January 3, 2021
Structure
Seats30
Political partiesMajority (17)
  •   Democratic (17)
Minority (13)
Jurisdiction
Oversight authorityDepartment of Veterans Affairs
Senate counterpartSenate Veterans' Affairs Committee
Website
veterans.house.gov

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[1] 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.

Veterans and other interested people may be surprised to learn that the Veterans' Affairs Committee does not have legislative jurisdiction[2] over the following issues:

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:

Members, 117th Congress[edit]

Majority Minority

Resolutions electing members: H.Res. 9 (Chair), H.Res. 10 (Ranking Member), H.Res. 62 (D), H.Res. 63 (R), H.Res. 92 (D), H.Res. 111 (D)

According to committee members' official online biographies, nine (Banks, Bergman, Brown, Gallego, Lamb, Luria, Miller-Meeks, Nehls and Sablan) of the thirty members are veterans.

Subcommittees[edit]

Subcommittee Chair Ranking Member
Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Elaine Luria (D-VA) Troy Nehls (R-TX)
Economic Opportunity Mike Levin (D-CA) Barry Moore (R-AL)
Health Julia Brownley (D-CA) Jack Bergman (R-MI)
Oversight and Investigations Chris Pappas (D-NH) Tracey Mann (R-KS)
Technology Modernization Frank J. Mrvan (D-IN) Matt Rosendale (R-MT)

Past committee rosters[edit]

116th Congress[edit]

Majority Minority

Sources: H.Res. 24 (Chair), H.Res. 25 (Ranking Member), H.Res. 57 (D), H.Res. 68 (R), H.Res. 148 (D), H.Res. 712 (D)

According to committee members' official online biographies, thirteen (Banks, Bergman, Bost, Cisneros, Dunn, Lamb, Luria, Peterson, Roe, Rose, Sablan, Steube, Watkins) of the twenty-eight members are veterans.

Subcommittees
Subcommittee Chair Ranking Member
Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Elaine Luria (D-VA) Mike Bost (R-IL)
Economic Opportunity Mike Levin (D-CA) Gus Bilirakis (R-FL)
Health Julia Brownley (D-CA) Neal Dunn (R-FL)
Oversight and Investigations Chris Pappas (D-NH) Jack Bergman (R-MI)
Technology Modernization Susie Lee (D-NV) Jim Banks (R-IN)

115th Congress[edit]

Majority Minority

Sources: H.Res. 6 (Chair), H.Res. 45 (D), H.Res. 51 (R), H.Res. 52 (D), H.Res. 833 (D)

According to committee members' official online biographies, eleven (Banks, Bergman, Bost, Coffman, Dunn, Higgins, Lamb, Roe, Sablan, Walz, Wenstrup) of the twenty-five members are veterans.

114th Congress[edit]

Majority Minority

Resolutions electing Republican members: H.Res. 6 (Chairs)
Resolutions electing Democratic members: H.Res. 7, H.Res. 30, H.Res. 40 and H.Res. 77

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "House Committee on Veterans Affairs". veterans.house.gov. Retrieved 2017-04-07.
  2. ^ "House Committee on Veterans Affairs". veterans.house.gov. Retrieved 2017-04-07.
  3. ^ Horseman, Jeff (11 July 2016). "CONGRESS: Corrine Brown indictment makes Mark Takano ranking Democrat on veterans' affairs committee". The Press-Enterprise. Retrieved 14 July 2016.

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