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Ranking Member Buyer 

Ranking Member Steve Buyer

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Washington, D.C. 20515
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Veterans Day 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Steve Buyer, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following Veterans Day message:  

House Clears Veterans’ Benefits Package for President’s Signature

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Washington, D.C. House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Ranking Member Steve Buyer made the following statement on the bipartisan veterans’ benefits package approved by the House this evening:

Buyer Blasts Democrats for Putting Politics over Policy; Ranking Member Praises/Opposes House Approved Veterans’ Legislation

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Washington, D.C.Today, the House of Representatives approved H.R. 3787, as amended, H.R. 5360, as amended, H.R. 5630, and H.R. 6132 by voice vote. A recorded vote was requested on H.R. 3685 and H.R. 5993, as amended, which will be conducted tomorrow. 

Health Subcommittee Holds Hearing on VHA Procurement System

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Washington, D.C. Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on contracting and procurement within the Veterans Health Administration(VHA), during which Ranking Member Henry Brown (R-SC) made the following statement:

Senate Clears House Republican Bill to Assist Parents of Deceased Servicemembers

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Washington, D.C. Last night, the Senate cleared legislation to provide parents of deceased servicemembers, commonly referred to as Gold Star Parents, expanded access to state veterans’ homes.

Ranking Member Buyer Retires from the United States Army Reserve

Thursday, September 16, 2010
Washington, D.C.— Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Steve Buyer retired from the United States Army Reserve on Thursday, after thirty years of service, in a ceremony that also honored the retirement of the Congressman’s brother, Col. John J. Buyer, Jr. after 29 and a half years of service in the United States Army.


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The House Committee on Veterans' Affairs reviews veterans' programs, examines current laws, and reports bills and amendments to strengthen existing laws concerning veterans and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), such as for health care, disability compensation, GI bill education and job training, home loan guarantees, life insurance policies, and a nationwide system of veterans' cemeteries.