United States Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs


United States Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs

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


=Members, 110th Congress=

The Committee is chaired by Democrat Daniel Akaka of Hawaii. The Ranking Minority Member seat is Republican Richard Burr of North Carolina.

Chairmen of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, 1971-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 such as Barack Obama have become questioned on their individual negligence in overseeing this veterans' hospital. [ [http://www.suntimes.com/news/hunter/413033,CST-NWS-hunter04.article Chicago Sun Times, "Squabbles, no clear winner" (Democratic candidate presidential debate), June 4, 2007] ]

References

ee also

*United States House Committee on Veterans' Affairs
* United States Department of Veterans Affairs

External links

* [http://veterans.senate.gov/ United States Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs]


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