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United States House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

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House Veterans' Affairs Committee
Standing committee

United States House of Representatives
118th Congress
FormedJanuary 3, 1947
ChairMike Bost (R)
Since January 3, 2023
Ranking memberMark Takano (D)
Since January 3, 2023
Political partiesMajority (15)
  •   Republican (15)
Minority (11)
Oversight authorityDepartment of Veterans Affairs
Senate counterpartSenate Veterans' Affairs Committee

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.

The Veterans' Affairs Committee does not have legislative jurisdiction[1] 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

Members, 118th Congress

Majority Minority

Resolutions electing members: H.Res. 14 (Chair), H.Res. 15 (Ranking Member), H.Res. 79 (D), H.Res. 80 (R)


Subcommittee Chair[2] Ranking Member[3]
Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Morgan Luttrell (R-TX) Chris Pappas (D-NH)
Economic Opportunity Derrick Van Orden (R-WI) Mike Levin (D-CA)
Health Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA) Julia Brownley (D-CA)
Oversight and Investigations Jen Kiggans (R-VA) Frank J. Mrvan (D-IN)
Technology Modernization Matt Rosendale (R-MT) Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick (D-FL)

Past committee rosters

117th Congress

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), H.Res. 602 (R), H.Res. 902 (D), H.Res. 1197 (R)

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

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)

116th Congress

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.

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

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

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


  1. ^ a b "House Committee on Veterans Affairs". Retrieved 2017-04-07.
  2. ^ "Chairman Bost Announces 118th Congress Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee Chairs". House Committee on Veterans Affairs. January 30, 2023. Retrieved January 31, 2023.
  3. ^ "Ranking Member Takano Announces Vice Ranking Member and Subcommittee Assignments and Ranking Members for the 118th Congress | The House Committee on Veterans' Affairs". Retrieved 2023-02-03.
  4. ^ 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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