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LTE | More Money Isn't the Answer to the VA's Many Problems

By Pete Hegseth

July 31, 2014

Garry Augustine’s “Aid Veterans Affairs By Nixing Budget Gimmickry” (op-ed, July 23) suggests the Department of Veterans Affairs’ failures in caring for veterans stem from inadequate funding. This argument is extremely misleading.

Since 2009, the VA’s budget has increased by 68% to more than $163 billion (with a $450 million health-care budget surplus this year), making the VA the second largest federal department.

By Emily Laird | Thursday, July 31st 2014

New Ad: Concerned Veterans for America Thanks Rep. Cotton for His Record of Supporting Our Nation’s Veterans

New Ad: Concerned Veterans for America Thanks Rep. Cotton for His Record of Supporting Our Nation’s Veterans
Six-Figure TV, Mail and Digital Ad Campaign Begins Today in Arkansas

Arlington, Va. - Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) today launched a new ad, “Leading from the Front,” thanking Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) for his consistent record of promoting responsible reform at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

By Phil Hegseth | Wednesday, July 30th 2014

CVA Supports VA Accountability and Choice Reforms

Hegseth: VA Needs Cultural Change, Not More Money

Arlington, Va. – The chairmen of the House and Senate VA Conference Committee today announced an historic agreement on legislation to reform the scandal-ridden Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) supports the accountability and healthcare choice principles in the agreement, which should lay the groundwork for fundamental reforms to the VA and how it delivers healthcare and benefits to our nation’s veterans.

By Emily Laird | Monday, July 28th 2014

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CVA’s Seven-Figure “A.W.O.L.” Ad Buy Highlights Rep. Braley’s Abysmal 21% Attendance Rate at VA Committee Hearings

Analysis Shows Braley was A.W.O.L at 79% of Full Committee Hearings in the 112th Congress


Arlington, VA: July 25, 2014 – Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) today released a television ad holding Congressman Bruce Braley, Representative for Iowa’s 1st District, accountable for skipping nearly 79% of full House Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearings during the 112th Congress, which ran from Jan.

By Phil Hegseth | Friday, July 25th 2014

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Building on our 2013 #MillionVetBacklog effort, the 2014 #VAaccountability Project is an ambitious project to bring long-overdue accountability to VA. In addition to information about VA problems and solutions, the project’s website — — will provide concrete ways for CVA members and all Americans to demand accountability at Veterans Affairs.





The Veterans access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 passed 91-3 through the Senate today! CVA has dedicated the last year pushing VA reform and legislation, and it has now come to fruition.

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