Ranking Member Steve Buyer

Ranking Member Buyer

Veterans Affairs: Historical Budget Authority, Fiscal Years 1940 through 2007

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has issued a report providing the History of the Budget Authority for the Department of Veterans Affairs from Fiscal Years 1940 through 2007. To view the report, please click here. 

VA Benefits Handbook Now Available:

The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced that the latest edition of the Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents handbook is now available online.  To view the new handbook, please click here. 


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Buyer Commends The American Legion

Friday, September 12, 2008

Washington D.C.Yesterday, during a joint House and Senate hearing on the legislative recommendations of the American Legion, Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Ranking Member Steve Buyer (R-Ind.) commended the 2.7 million member veterans’ organization for its steadfast support for the military and its mission in the war on terrorism.

Subcommittee Reviews Implementation of the Post 9/11 GI Bill

Friday, September 12, 2008

Washington, D.C. — The Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity heard testimony yesterday on where in the process VA is with the implementation of the post 9/11 GI Bill, H.R. 5684, which amends the Montgomery GI Bill educational assistance program for veterans.

House Approves Three Bipartisan Veterans’ Bills

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Washington, D.C. — Yesterday, the House of Representatives unanimously approved two bipartisan measures to improve benefits and services for veterans. The following bills now await action by the U.S. Senate:

Buyer Praises VA Initiatives in Preparing for Hurricane Gustav

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Washington, D.C. — Today, Committee Ranking Republican Member Steve Buyer (R-Ind.) received an updated situational report from Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Peake on the Department’s preparation for Hurricane Gustav and Tropical Storm Hanna.

House Approves Four Veterans’ Bills

Friday, August 01, 2008

Washington, D.C. — In a late evening session on Thursday, the House of Representatives approved four veterans’ bills by voice vote. The following bills now await action by the Senate:

House Approves Military Construction-VA Appropriations for 2009

Friday, August 01, 2008

Washington, D.C. —U.S. Rep. Steve Buyer (R-Ind.) today commended House approval of record level funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), but expressed disappointment that his amendment to establish new solar electric technologies at VA medical facilities was not permitted.

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The House Committee on Veterans' Affairs reviews veterans' programs, examines current laws, and reports bills and amendments to strengthen existing laws concerning veterans and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), such as for health care, disability compensation, GI bill education and job training, home loan guarantees, life insurance policies, and a nationwide system of veterans' cemeteries.

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