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Encyclopedia > United States House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

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 veterans. Jurisdiction includes retiremothk'pohkwektwtttttttttttttttttttttttttl'kgs'pjdapoiyjoikvoifkigkkrire Jackie Garrison Rocksǀent 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[1]. A standing committee is a subunit of a political or deliberative body established in a permanent fashion to aid the parent assembly in accomplishing its duties, usually by provided focused attention on one particular subject matter. ... The chamber of the United States House of Representatives is located in the south wing of the Capitol building, in Washington, D.C.. This photograph shows a rare glimpse of the four vote tallying boards (the blackish squares across the top), which display each members name and vote as... An Act of Vaginapenis is a bill or resolution adopted by both houses of the United States Congress to which one of the following events has happened: Acceptance by the President of the United States, Inaction by the President after ten days from reception (excluding Sundays) while the Congress is... A pension is a steady income paid to a person (usually after retirement). ... It has been suggested that Life assurance be merged into this article or section. ... The G. I. Bill of Rights or Servicemens Readjustment Act of 1944 provided for college or vocational education for returning World War II veterans as well as one-year of unemployment compensation. ... Medicine is the branch of health science and the sector of public life concerned with maintaining human health or restoring it through the treatment of disease and injury. ... It has been suggested that Lenders be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a Cabinet department of the United States government responsible for administering programs of veterans benefits for veterans, their families, and survivors. ... A physician visiting the sick in a hospital. ... Graves at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York A cemetery is a place (usually an enclosed area of land) in which dead bodies are buried. ... The United States Secretary of the Interior is the head of the United States Department of the Interior, concerned with such matters as national parks and The Secretary is a member of the Presidents Cabinet. ...


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. The number of members has fluctuated, but as of 2005 (the 109th Congress) it stands at 28, with 25 serving members and 3 vacancies[2]. Steve Buyer (R-IN) presides as chair, Michael Bilirakis (R-FL) is the vice chair, and Lane Evans (D-IL) is the ranking member[3]. Public law is the law governing the relationship between individuals (citizens, companies) and the state. ... Senators George David Aiken (R-VT) Charles Oscar Andrews (D-FL) Warren Robinson Austin (R-VT) Josiah William Bailey (D-NC) Raymond Earl Baldwin (R-CT) Joseph Hurst Ball (R-MN) John Hollis Bankhead (D-AL) Alben William Barkley (D-KY) Theodore Gilmore Bilbo (D-MS) Ralph Owen Brewster (R... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 109th United States Congress is the current meeting of the United States legislature, comprised of the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate. ... Rep. ... Rep. ... Lane Evans Lane Allen Evans (born August 4, 1951), American politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1983, representing the 17th District of Illinois (map). ... Ranking member, in American politics, is a term used to refer to the member of a committee in Congress who is the longest-serving member of the party not in the majority (the longest-serving member of the majority is the chairman). ...

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Subcommittees

All members of the committee during the 109th Congress are on at least one of the four subcommittees[4]:


Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs

The Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs is responsible for pensions, burial benefits and compensation, the Board of Veterans' Appeals, the Court of Veterans' Claims, and all U.S. cemeteries where a veteran was laid to rest[5]. // Arkansas Mount Holly Cemetery, Little Rock - known as Westminster Abbey of Arkansas; California Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles; Calvary Cemetery, East Los Angeles; Chapel of the Pines Crematory, Los Angeles; Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma is the burial site of William Randolph Hearst and other members of the Hearst family...

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Economic Opportunity

The Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity is responsible for education, vocational training, housing, civil relief, and readjustment to civilian life[6].

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Health

The Subcommittee on Health is responsible for health care, and veterans' hospitals including the network run by the VA[7].

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Oversight and Investigations

Oversight and Investigations is responsible for the VA and other federal agencies, and for reviewing benefits[8].

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Past chairs

The past chairs of the committee[9]:

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List of members

The members of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs during the 109th Congress[10]:

  • Richard Baker (R-LA)
  • Shelley Berkley (D-NV)
  • Michael Bilirakis (R-FL, vice chair)
  • John Boozman (R-AR)
  • Jeb Bradley (R-NH)
  • Corrine Brown (D-FL)
  • Henry Brown (R-SC)
  • Ginny Brown-Waite (R-FL)
  • Steve Buyer (R-IN, chair)
  • Lane Evans (D-IL, ranking member)
  • Terry Everett (R-AL)
  • Bob Filner (D-CA)
  • Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL)
  • Stephanie Herseth (D-SD)
  • Darlene Hooley (D-OR)
  • Michael Michaud (D-ME)
  • Jeff Miller (R-FL)
  • Jerry Moran (R-KS)
  • Devin Nunes (R-CA)
  • Silvestre Reyes (D-TX)
  • Vic Snyder (D-AR)
  • Cliff Stearns (R-FL)
  • Ted Strickland (D-OH)
  • Michael R. Turner (R-OH)
  • Tom Udall (D-NM)

For the member of the Tennessee Senate see Jeff Miller. ...

References

  • House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. About the committee. Retrieved March 1, 2005.
  • --. Committee jurisdiction. Retrieved March 1, 2005.
  • --. History of the committee. Retrieved March 1, 2005.
  • --. Members. Retrieved March 1, 2005.
  • --. Past chairmen of the committee. Retrieved March 1, 2005.
  • --. Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs. Retrieved March 1, 2005.
  • --. Subcommittee on Health. Retrieved March 1, 2005.
  • --. [rkwo4k6pouwkpwo4g75iujvbgilujnhiurwhjuoirs/econopp.html Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. Retrieved March 1, 2005.
  • --. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. Retrieved March 1, 2005.

See also

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Aging (Special) | Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry | Appropriations | Armed Services | Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs | Budget | Commerce, Science and Transportation | Energy and Natural Resources | Ethics (Select) | Environment and Public Works | Finance | Foreign Relations | Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions | Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs | Indian Affairs | Intelligence (Select) | Judiciary | Rules and Administration | Small Business and Entrepreneurship | Veterans' Affairs
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