State Sen. Dan Brown (R-Rolla), of the 16th District, will chair the Missouri Senate’s Veterans’ Affairs and Health Committee during the 2013 legislative session.

Brown was vice-chair of the committee during the 2012 session.

Senate Leader Tom Dempsey (R-St. Charles) named Brown as the committee chairman Thursday. Dempsey is responsible for naming all committees as well as appointing chairmen and members of the majority caucus to those committees.