Congresswoman Ann Marie Buerkle (NY-25) was appointed by the Committee on Veterans' Affairs Chairman Miller (FL-1) to be Chair of the Subcommittee on Health. The subcommittee has legislative, oversight, and investigative jurisdiction over the Veterans Health Administration including medical services, medical support and compliance, medical facilities, medical and prosthetic research, and major and minor construction.
Miller commented on the appointment, "Representative Buerkle is highly qualified to serve as Chair of the Veteran's Health Subcommittee. As both a registered nurse and a former Assistant New York State Attorney General representing a major medical university, and with a VA Medical Center in her district, she has an intimate knowledge of the health care system and the unique needs of our veterans."
"I am grateful to Chairman Miller for this appointment, and for the opportunity to work on behalf of all veterans to address their health care needs. We owe these men and women, who have sacrificed so much for our country, access to quality medical care and services in support of their ongoing health and well being."