May 1, 2018

Sgt. Shaft caricatureDear Sgt Shaft
How does one go about introducing and passing legislation to help our nation’s veterans?

Garry Harrison
Silver Spring Md

Dear Garry,
To  begin with, contact the House  Veterans’ Affairs Committee.  The majority and the minority members of the 115th Congress are:

Republicans Democrats
Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN), Chairman Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN), Ranking Member
Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), Vice Chair Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA)
Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA)
Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) Rep. Ann Kuster (D-NH)
Rep. Amata Radewagen (R-AS) Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX)
Rep. Mike Bost (R-IL) Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY)
Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R-ME) Rep. J. Luis Correa (D-CA)
Rep. Neal Dunn (R-FL) Rep. Conor Lamb (D-PA)
Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-TX) Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-CT)
Rep. John Rutherford (R-FL) Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA)
Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA)
Rep. Jack Bergman (R-MI)
Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN)
Rep. Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon (R-PR)

They should be able to further assist you.

Other ways to contact them are:

Mailing Address:
House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
335 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515

Phone: (202) 225-3527

Also you there is the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
412 Russell Senate Office Building
2 Constitution Ave NE, Washington, DC 20510-6050

Phone: Majority Staff (202) 224-9126, Minority Staff (202) 224-2074

Republicans Democrats
Johnny Isakson (R – GA), Chairman Jon Tester (D – MT) Ranking Member
Moran, Jerry (KS) Murray, Patty (WA)
Boozman, John (AR) Sanders, Bernie (VT)
Heller, Dean (NV) Brown, Sherrod (OH)
Cassidy, Bill (LA) Blumenthal, Richard (CT)
Rounds, Mike (SD) Hirono, Mazie (HI)
Tillis, Thom (NC) Manchin, Joe (WV)
Sullivan, Dan (AK)  

For reference, the US House of Representatives website has this page describing the process of how laws are made.

USA.gov has this page available describing how laws are made, along with a handy info-graphic.

And there is a downloadable PDF brochure that describes the lawmaking process in detail.

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