Meet the Veterans' Affairs Committee Members of the 113th Congress

The full committee organized on January 22nd and holds its first hearing on February 26th.
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Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs

Legislative, oversight, and investigative jurisdiction over compensation; general and special pensions of all the wars of the United States.

Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity

Education of veterans, employment and training of veterans, vocational rehabilitation, veterans' housing programs, readjustment of servicemembers to civilian life, and servicemembers civil relief.

Subcommittee on Health

Veterans Health Administration including medical services, medical support and compliance, medical facilities, medical and prosthetic research, and major and minor construction.

Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

Provides oversight on programs and operations of the Department of Veterans Affairs, as well as those of other federal agencies that pertain to veterans. In carrying out its responsibilities, the Subcommittee conducts hearings, site visits, and investigations nationwide.

Latest News

VA Mental Health Care Examined at Hearing

Feb 13, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs held a hearing today on the mental health care services provided to veterans. The hearing examined a broad range of issues, including veteran suicide, providing timely access and quality care, and the progress VA has made in a variety of areas concerning mental health.

Ranking Member Michaud Reacts to SOTU Address

Feb 12, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Mike Michaud (Maine-02), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, issued the following statement on the President’s intention to reduce the number of U.S. troops serving in Afghanistan: “As the war winds down, more of our men and women will take off the uniform and seek VA services. As such, we must recommit ourselves as a nation to ensuring all who’ve served and sacrificed receive the support they need here at home...

Senate and House Veterans’ Committee Leaders Fault VA and DoD on Integrated Health Record System

Feb 6, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The chairmen and ranking members of the Senate and House Committees on Veterans’ Affairs today faulted the Pentagon and Department of Veterans Affairs for backing off plans to create a single computer system to integrate electronic medical records for troops and veterans.