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Huelskamp makes committees
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Tim Huelskamp

WASHINGTON, D. C. – The leadership of the United States House of Representatives Monday made appointments to numerous House committees for the 114th Congress, including Kansas First District Congressman Tim Huelskamp, R-Fowler.
Huelskamp was named to the House Small Business Committee, which will be led by
Chairman Steve Chabot , R-Ohio. The ranking Democratic member will be Rep. Nydia Velazquez , D-N.Y.
On Dec. 4, 1941, the U. S. House of Representatives created the first House Select Committee on Small Business.  The select committee was established in response to a growing number of small business activists and organizations advocating for more protections and better government policies for America’s small businesses.
While it had no legislative authority, the select committee became popular with House members and was reauthorized each Congress until January 5, 1975, when it was made a permanent standing committee. House members then granted the new standing committee with certain areas of legislative jurisdiction and oversight functions, increasing its scope and influence.
In addition, Huelskamp was appointed to the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee will be led by chairman Jeff Miller, R-Fla. The ranking Democratic member will be Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Fla.
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 health care, disability compensation, GI Bill education and job training, home loan guarantees, life insurance policies, and a nationwide system of veterans’ cemeteries.