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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. Jerry Moran [R-KS]
Ranking Member:
Sen. Jon Tester [D-MT]
Republicans:
9
Democrats:
7
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 Jerry Moran
Chair
Republican
Kansas
Portrait of Jon Tester
Ranking Member
Democrat
Montana
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 Mazie Hirono
Democrat
Hawaii
Portrait of Kelly Loeffler
Republican
Georgia
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

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 253 bills referred to this committee. Below find the top 100:

Press Statements

Committee press statements from ProPublica Represent:

Tester Leads 30 Senators Urging VA to Follow Through on Promises Under Administrations 2018 Executive Order to End Veteran Suicide Epidemic
    — Oct 23, 2020

Chairman Moran Addresses Implementation of MISSION Acts Community Care Veteran Caregiver Assistance Programs
    — Oct 21, 2020

Tester Directs VA to Address Dismal Implementation of VA MISSION Act: find a way to reduce red tape
    — Oct 21, 2020

Tester, Morans Groundbreaking Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Bill Signed into Law
    — Oct 17, 2020

Tester, Takano Demand Answers on Politicization of VA and Potential Hatch Act Violations
    — Oct 13, 2020

Tester Urges VA Secretary to take a serious interest in Addressing Challenges Facing Montana Veterans, Following Visit This Week
    — Oct 2, 2020

Tester, Takano Raise Concerns Over Last Minute Dash to Roll Out VA Caregivers Program
    — Oct 2, 2020

Senate Passes Tester, Moran Legislation to Reauthorize Key Veteran Support Programs
    — Sep 30, 2020

Chairman Moran and Ranking Member Tester Applaud Senate Passage of VA Extenders Legislation
    — Sep 30, 2020

Tester Slams VA Secretary for Continuing to Limit Montana Veteran Voices in the Disability Claims Process
    — Sep 29, 2020

Tester Statement on VAs Failure to Address Lengthy Process for Community Care Referrals
    — Sep 28, 2020

Senate Sends Tester-Backed Bill Expanding Vet Center Eligibility for Guardsmen to Presidents Desk
    — Sep 24, 2020

Tester Successfully Clears Major Veterans Priorities From Committee Hurdle
    — Sep 23, 2020

Tester, Moran, Takano, Roe Statement on House Passage of Groundbreaking Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Bill
    — Sep 23, 2020

Senate VA Committee Advances Two Bills to Expand Veteran Benefits
    — Sep 23, 2020

Chairman Moran Statement on House Passage of Groundbreaking Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Bill
    — Sep 23, 2020

Senator Moran Applauds Deal to Pass Landmark Veteran Mental Health Suicide Prevention Legislation
    — Sep 22, 2020

Tester Spearheads Senate Call to Ensure his Landmark Agent Orange Exposure Bill is Included in Final Annual Defense Bill
    — Sep 22, 2020

Tester Introduces Legislation to Deliver Stronger Benefits to Military Survivors and Families
    — Sep 17, 2020

Tester, Colleagues Demand Answers on unacceptable VA Data Breach Affecting More Than 60,000 Veterans and Health Care Providers
    — Sep 16, 2020