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Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs

The Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs has legislative jurisdiction over matters relating to veterans compensation and veterans generally, as well as matters relating to the vocational rehabilitation, education, medical care, civil relief, and civilian readjustment of veterans. (source)


Chair:
Sen. Jon Tester [D-MT]
Ranking Member:
Sen. Jerry Moran [R-KS]
Republicans:
9
Democrats:
8
Independents:
1

The chair is always selected from the majority party and the ranking member is the most senior member of the minority party. The majority party ensures it has a majority on every committee.

Members

Portrait of Jon Tester
Chair
Democrat
Montana
Portrait of Jerry Moran
Ranking Member
Republican
Kansas
Portrait of Marsha Blackburn
Republican
Tennessee
Portrait of Richard Blumenthal
Democrat
Connecticut
Portrait of John Boozman
Republican
Arkansas
Portrait of Sherrod Brown
Democrat
Ohio
Portrait of Bill Cassidy
Republican
Louisiana
Portrait of Kevin Cramer
Republican
North Dakota
Portrait of Margaret “Maggie” Hassan
Democrat
New Hampshire
Portrait of Mazie Hirono
Democrat
Hawaii
Portrait of Joe Manchin III
Democrat
West Virginia
Portrait of Patty Murray
Democrat
Washington
Portrait of Mike Rounds
Republican
South Dakota
Portrait of Bernard “Bernie” Sanders
Independent
Vermont
Portrait of Kyrsten Sinema
Democrat
Arizona
Portrait of Dan Sullivan
Republican
Alaska
Portrait of Thom Tillis
Republican
North Carolina
Portrait of Tommy Tuberville
Republican
Alabama

Members are listed in order of their rank on the committee and its subcommittees. Committee membership information is from the unitedstates project on github.

Bills

There are 108 bills referred to this committee. Below find the top 100:

Press Statements

Committee press statements from ProPublica Represent:

Tester Holds productive Meeting With VA Secretary Nominee Denis McDonough
    — Dec 15, 2020

BREAKING: Testers Landmark Agent Orange Veteran Exposure Bill Passes Senate, Heads to Presidents Desk
    — Dec 11, 2020

Chairman Moran, Ranking Member Tester Applaud Passage of CARE for Reservist Act in NDAA
    — Dec 11, 2020

Senate, House VA Committees Republican Leadership Issue Statements on IG Report
    — Dec 10, 2020

Tester Statement Following Release of Damning Watchdog Report on VA Secretary Wilkie
    — Dec 10, 2020

Tester Statement on President-Elect Bidens VA Secretary Selection
    — Dec 10, 2020

Chairman Moran Addresses VA Response to COVID-19 Pandemic and Delays in Implementing the MISSION Act
    — Dec 9, 2020

BREAKING: Senate Unanimously Passes Testers Historic Bill to Support Women Veterans in End-of-Year Veterans Package
    — Dec 9, 2020

At Hearing, Tester Presses VA Leadership on Delayed COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan for Veterans and Staff
    — Dec 9, 2020

Chairman Moran, Ranking Member Tester Lead Call for Backlog in Veteran Service Record Requests to be Addressed
    — Dec 8, 2020

Tester Secures His Landmark Mental Health Bill for Guardsmen Reservists in Final Annual Defense Legislation
    — Dec 8, 2020

Tester, Schatz Demand VA Secretary Halt Questionable Political Actions During Presidential Transition Process
    — Dec 4, 2020

BREAKING: Tester Secures His Landmark Agent Orange Veteran Exposure Bill in Final Annual Defense Legislation
    — Dec 3, 2020

Tester Introduces Bill to Cut Red Tape on VA Grants for Organizations Assisting Homeless Veterans During COVID-19 Pandemic
    — Dec 1, 2020

Following Tester Push on Behalf of Veterans, GSA Administrator Begins Formal Presidential Transition Process Ensuring Support to VA During COVID-19 Pandemic
    — Nov 24, 2020

Tester, Colleagues Press VA on COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan for Veterans and Staff
    — Nov 23, 2020

Tester, Colleagues Slam VA Privatization of Compensation and Pension Exams for Disabled Veterans
    — Nov 20, 2020

Chairman Moran, Ranking Member Tester Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Increase Native American Veterans Access to VA Health Care, Eliminate Copays
    — Nov 19, 2020

Tester Demands VA Action Following Damning Watchdog Report on Veterans Crisis Line Responder Missteps
    — Nov 19, 2020

Tester, Moran Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Increase Native American Veterans Access to VA Health Care, Eliminate Copays
    — Nov 18, 2020