Nevada Democratic Rep. Susie Lee has been named to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.
The committee is responsible for recommending legislation related to veterans’ benefits. It also has jurisdiction over retiring and disability pensions for veterans.
A seat on Veterans’ Affairs Committee can also afford members an opportunity to build a profile with a key electoral constituency.
Lee is the daughter of an Army veteran, which she said gave her firsthand knowledge of the importance of caring for veterans once they return from active duty.
“Hundreds of thousands of veterans call Nevada home, which is why I am so honored to have the opportunity to serve them on the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and use my voice to fight for them every day,” Lee said. “I will fight to have a fully funded and functional Veterans Administration and ensure every service member has access to critical programs like job training and education, mental health services, and health care.”
Chairman of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Mark Takano (CA-41), said he was pleased to welcome new members and looks forward to “continuing our work to improve access to care, expand earned benefits, and protect whistleblowers and student veterans.”