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  • highly bitter war of words has broken out between veterans organizations and the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs amid the brewing controversy over health care for former servicemen and servicewomen. Late Friday afternoon before the Memorial Day weekend, Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) penned an “open letter to America’s Veterans” in which he took several veterans service groups to task for being insufficiently critical of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki. Burr accused the groups (with the exception of the American Legion) of being more invested in maintaining access to the secretary than with fixing a troubled health care system.

Committee Chairperson

Congress Member
StateYearsSocial
Govt. WebsiteD.C. Phone
Bernie Sanders
S(I)Vermont11.6      YYY YY Ysanders.senate.gov202-224-51411625

Committee Ranking Member

Congress Member
StateYearsSocial
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Richard Burr
S(R)North Carolina13.6      YYY YY Yburr.senate.gov202-224-31542