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Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Names Subcommittee Chairs

Jan 19, 2011 Issues: Veterans

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman Jeff Miller (FL-01), the Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, announced the majority Vice-Chairman of the Full Committee and the Subcommittee Chairs and Membership for the 112th Congress.

“I am proud and honored to be serving with my new and returning colleagues on the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs,” said Miller.  “Our Members come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, and I look forward to using their talents to reinvigorate oversight over the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) to improve benefits and services for our nation’s veterans and their families.”

The Majority caucus approved the following Vice-Chairman and Subcommittee Chairs:

  • Vice-Chairman of the Full Committee, Congressman Gus Bilirakis (FL-09)
  • Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Health, Congresswoman Ann Marie Buerkle (NY-25)
  • Chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Congressman Bill Johnson (OH-06)
  • Chairman of the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, Congressman Jon Runyan (NJ-03)
  • Chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, Congressman Marlin Stutzman (IN-03)

“I thank this hardworking group for their leadership and willingness to serve as Subcommittee Chairs,” continued Miller. “I also want to thank my good friend and fellow Floridian Congressman Gus Bilirakis for his willingness to serve as Vice-Chairman of the full Committee.  He has long been a strong advocate for veterans and Floridians.”

The Republican Members approved the following Subcommittee assignments:

Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs

1. Jon Runyan (NJ-03), Chair
2. Doug Lamborn (CO-05)
3. Ann Marie Buerkle (NY-25)
4. Marlin Stutzman (IN-03)

Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity

1. Marlin Stutzman (IN-03), Chair
2. Gus Bilirakis (FL-09)
3. Bill Johnson (OH-06)
4. Tim Huelskamp (KS-01)
5. Jeff Denham (CA-19)

Subcommittee on Health

1. Ann Marie Buerkle (NY-25), Chair
2. Gus Bilirakis (FL-09)
3. Dan Benishek (MI-01)
4. Jeff Denham (CA-19)
5. Jon Runyan (NJ-03)

Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

1. Bill Johnson (OH-06) Chair
2. Cliff Stearns (FL-06)
3. Phil Roe (TN-01)
4. Dan Benishek (MI-01)
5. Bill Flores (TX-17)