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Blumenthal To Serve As Ranking Member of Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee

Senator To Continue Serving On Armed Services, Judiciary, Commerce, and Aging Committees

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) today announced that he will serve as the Ranking Member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee when the 114th Congress convenes in January. In addition to his new role on the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Blumenthal will maintain his positions on four additional committees: Armed Services, Judiciary, Commerce, and Aging.

“No obligation is more sacred than the debt we owe our military men and women. As the number of veterans grows dramatically and our nation winds down wars, our former servicemen and women will face challenges, visible and invisible wounds of war, issues of access to care, and basic questions of navigating the Department of Veterans Affairs. These veterans, and their needs, are diverse and varied, encompassing men and women of widely different ages, eras, and circumstances. The challenges are immense, and I am honored to be leading the effort to tackle them. Protecting veterans has been a priority throughout my career, and I am looking forward to working with my colleagues in both parties on the committee to make our veterans’ transition to civilian life as seamless as possible.”