Chairman Bost Announces 118th Congress Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee Chairs
Washington, January 30, 2023 | Kathleen McCarthy
Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after he announced the five Subcommittee chairs for the 118th Congress:
“I am proud to announce that over half of our subcommittee chairs for this Congress are veterans themselves. We have a big agenda ahead of us, but I know these men and women are up to the task. They bring a wealth of real-life experience and a passion for serving those who have worn the uniform to the table. These new and returning legislators know firsthand what it’s like to navigate the VA bureaucracy; start a veteran-owned small business; transition out of the military; and use VA care. With our subcommittee chairs in place, we are ready to hit the ground running for veterans and their families to improve the delivery of care and services at VA,” said Chairman Bost.
Subcommittee on Health: Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, MD (IA-01)
“I’m thrilled to be returning to the House Veterans Affairs’ Committee and honored to be named Chair of the Health Subcommittee,” said Congresswoman Miller-Meeks. “Improving services for veterans has remained one of my top priorities, and I firmly believe care should be more efficient, more effective, and more accessible. I look forward to using my background as both a veteran and healthcare professional to bring a unique perspective to the table.”
Subcommittee on Disability Assistance & Memorial Affairs: Rep. Morgan Luttrell (TX-08)
“I’m honored to have been selected to serve as Chairman of the Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs subcommittee,” said Congressman Luttrell. “As a disabled veteran myself, I understand and appreciate the challenges our servicemembers face once they’ve returned home. I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle and under the leadership of Chairman Bost to effectively lead on the crucial work ahead of us to better serve our veterans.”
Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity: Rep. Derrick Van Orden (WI-03)
“If we can house tens of thousands of illegal immigrants each month, there is no excuse for a single homeless veteran in this nation. Supporting veterans’ mental health and financial fitness needs to be a priority for America, and will be for this committee,” said Congressman Van Orden.
Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations: Rep. Jen Kiggans (VA-02)
“It’s a great honor to Chair the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Oversight Subcommittee,” said Congresswoman Kiggans. “As a veteran myself, I’m well aware of the challenges that our nations’ heroes face once they complete their service; I look forward ensuring that they’re receiving the best possible care from a VA that puts their needs first. I deeply appreciate Chairman Bost’s faith in me and can’t wait to get to work!”
Subcommittee on Technology Modernization: Rep. Matt Rosendale (MT-02)
“I’m honored to serve veterans as the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Technology Modernization,” said Congressman Rosendale. “As the son and brother of military veterans, I’m committed to ensuring that the VA’s technology meets the standard of care that our nation’s heroes deserve.”