The United States Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs deals with oversight of United States veterans issues.
Members, 113th Congress
The Committee is chaired by Independent Bernie Sanders of Vermont, and the Ranking Member is Republican Richard Burr of North Carolina.
Source: 2013 Congressional Record, Vol. 159, Page S296 to 297
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 have been questioned on their individual negligence in overseeing this veterans' hospital.2