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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

The chairs of the committee:


114th Congress

Majority Minority
  • Jeff Miller, Florida, Chairman
  • Doug Lamborn, Colorado
  • Gus Bilirakis, Florida, Vice Chair
  • Phil Roe, Tennessee
  • Dan Benishek, Michigan
  • Tim Huelskamp, Kansas
  • Mike Coffman, Colorado
  • Brad Wenstrup, Ohio
  • Jackie Walorski, Indiana
  • Ralph Abraham, Louisiana
  • Lee Zeldin, New York
  • Ryan Costello, Pennsylvania
  • Amata Coleman Radewagen, American Samoa
  • Mike Bost, Illinois
  • Corrine Brown, Florida, Ranking Member
  • Mark Takano, California
  • Julia Brownley, California
  • Dina Titus, Nevada
  • Raul Ruiz, California
  • Ann McLane Kuster, New Hampshire
  • Beto O'Rourke, Texas
  • Kathleen Rice, New York
  • Tim Walz, Minnesota
  • Jerry McNerney, California

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

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.


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)

See also


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