Para español, haga Aquí.
The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs was created by the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 from three standing committees: Pensions, Invalid Pensions, and World War Veterans Legislation. The Pensions Committees are descended from the first standing committee to deal with this topic, Pensions and Revolutionary Claims, which was created on December 22, 1813. Stevenson Archer, a Jeffersonian from Maryland and chair of the Claims Committee pushed for the creation of this new committee. According to Lauros McConachie's 1898 classic, Congressional Committees, that committee was divided into two committees in 1825—the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, chaired by Peter Little, a John Quincy Adams supporter from Maryland, and the Committee on Military Pensions. Military Pensions became Revolutionary Pensions in the 21st Congress (1829-1831) and in 1880; Revolutionary Pensions became the Committee on Pensions. Revolutionary Claims became the War Claims Committee in 1873 in the wake of the Civil War.