skip to main content

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)


Ranking Member:
Sen. Jon Tester [D-MT]
Republicans:
8
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 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 Joe Manchin III
Democrat
West Virginia
Portrait of Jerry Moran
Republican
Kansas
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 173 bills referred to this committee. Below find the top 100:

Press Statements

Committee press statements from ProPublica Represent:

Sens. Moran, Tester Introduce Resolution Honoring Disabled American Veterans
    — Feb 26, 2020

Tester, Cassidy Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Veteran-Owned Small Businesses
    — Feb 21, 2020

Tester, Blackburn Introduce Bill to Provide GI Benefits to National Guard and Reserve Servicemembers
    — Feb 14, 2020

Tester, Schumer Lead Dems in Blasting Administration for Stonewalling Veterans Suffering from Agent Orange
    — Feb 12, 2020

Tester Statement on Electronic Health Record Modernization Delay
    — Feb 11, 2020

Tester, Colleagues Urge Comprehensive Response to Protect Veterans VA Staff Against Coronavirus
    — Feb 6, 2020

Tester Calls on VA to do better at Implementing Robust Community Care Network for Veterans
    — Feb 5, 2020

Sen. Morans Opening Statement on VA MISSION Acts Community Care Network Implementation
    — Feb 5, 2020

Sen. Morans Opening Statement as New Chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee
    — Jan 30, 2020

Tester Successfully Shepherds Top Legislative Priority for Veterans Through Key Committee Hurdle
    — Jan 29, 2020

First Bill Passed out of Senate VA Committee Addresses a Top Priority of Chairman Moran
    — Jan 29, 2020

Trump Signs Tester, Rounds Memorializing Veterans Act into Law
    — Jan 23, 2020

Bipartisan Tester, Young, Murphy Bill to Curb Veteran Homelessness Clears Key Hurdle
    — Jan 14, 2020

What They Are Saying: VA Secretary, Senate House VA Committee Members Applaud Sen. Morans Confirmation as Chairman of the Senate VA Committee
    — Jan 14, 2020

Tester Welcomes Moran Partnership on the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee
    — Jan 13, 2020

Tester, Lankford Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Oversight for Veterans at VA
    — Jan 13, 2020

Tester, Hawley Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Ensure VA Infrastructure Better Serves Veterans
    — Jan 8, 2020

Sen. Moran Confirmed as Chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee
    — Jan 7, 2020

In Case You Missed It - Kansas Moran takes over Veterans Affairs Committee with focus on suicide prevention
    — Dec 31, 2019

In Case You Missed It - New Senate VA Committee Chairman to Focus on Veteran Suicide: Sen. Jerry Moran lays out priorities for Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs
    — Dec 30, 2019