Capital Building

Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

Committee Background

Year Established


Key Issues

Legislation pertaining to veterans’ benefits; oversight of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs; service to civilian readjustment programs


Veterans’ measures generally; military pensions; life insurance issued for service members, including burial and memorial benefits; vocational and rehabilitation programs for veterans; veterans’ hospitals, medical care, and treatment; national cemeteries; survival benefit programs; G.I. Bill and service member education programs; homeless veteran reintegration programs; VA health care eligibility and enrollment; authorization of Dept. of Veterans’ Affairs; oversight of veterans’ related government contracts

Committee Leadership

Chair Johnny Isakson (R - GA)
Ranking Mem. Jon Tester (D - MT)
Ranking Member

Vital Stats

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