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The United States Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs is responsible for dealing with oversight of United Statesmarker veterans issues.

Members, 111th Congress

The Committee is chaired by Democrat Daniel Akaka of Hawaiimarker, and the Ranking Minority Member is Republican Richard Burr of North Carolinamarker.

Majority Minority


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Chairmen of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, 1971-present





















Name Party State Years

Vance Hartke Democratic Indianamarker 1971–1977
Alan Cranston Democratic Californiamarker 1977–1981
Alan K. Simpson Republican Wyomingmarker 1981–1987
Alan Cranston Democratic Californiamarker 1987–1993
Jay Rockefeller Democratic West Virginiamarker 1993–1995
Alan K. Simpson Republican Wyomingmarker 1995–1997
Arlen Specter Republican Pennsylvaniamarker 1997–2001
Jay Rockefeller Democratic West Virginiamarker 2001–2003
Arlen Specter Republican Pennsylvaniamarker 2003–2005
Larry Craig Republican Idahomarker 2005–2007
Daniel Akaka Democratic Hawaiimarker 2007–present


2007 Walter Reed Hospital oversight issue

This senate committee came under scrutiny when its oversight role over Walter Reed Army Hospital was questioned following discoveries of negligent maintenance of certain facilities. The scrutiny escalated as individual members have become questioned on their individual negligence in overseeing this veterans' hospital.

References

  1. Bernie Sanders is an Independent, but caucuses with Democrats on the committee.
  2. Chicago Sun Times, Squabbles, no clear winner (Democratic candidate presidential debate), June 4, 2007


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