CVA in the News

CVA in the News

CVA Announces ‘Veterans and Military’ Town Halls with Fiorina, Rubio, Cruz

Arlington, Va. – Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) has announced three new “Veterans and Military Town Hall” events as part of its “Defend and Reform” Policy Series. Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Carly Fiorina will headline the following events:

By Phil Hegseth | Thursday, October 8th 2015

CVA Calls Out False Rhetoric on Senate VA Appropriations Bill

CVA is disappointed to see some senators, such as Sen. Richard Blumenthal, attempt to mislead the American people regarding the 2016 VA appropriations bill. The bill increases discretionary spending at the VA by over 5 percent, yet Democrats are decrying it as a ‘cut.’

By Caroline Phelps | Friday, October 2nd 2015

#VAFail - Claims Backlog Continues Past Promised Deadline for "0"

Last year, when the claims and appeals backlog at the VA was approaching one million, the VA declared it would eliminate the backlog by October 1, 2015. Today, more than 75,000 claims are still waiting for an initial determination, and the number of appeals continues to increase, and currently sits at more than 300,000.

By Phil Hegseth | Thursday, October 1st 2015

CVA Statement on VA Failure to Eliminate Claims Backlog by October 1 Deadline

Today marks yet another broken promise by the VA to our veterans. When the appeals and claims backlog at the Veterans Benefit Administration reached nearly one million, the VA promised to eliminate that backlog by October 1, 2015. Unfortunately, despite some short-term successes, the VA has shown it is not fundamentally serious about fixing the problems that led to the creation of the backlog in the first place.

By Caroline Phelps | Thursday, October 1st 2015

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.





This is why the fight for better care at the VA is so important – Recon Marine Casey Cornelius did 5 tours of combat, but has been waiting on promised care for over 6 months at the Department of #Veterans Affairs. #VAaccountability

While there are many who would like us to think that care for America’s #veterans is getting better, they are wrong – it’s getting worse. That is why now, more than ever, it is important to ask our policy leaders the questions that matter most to the veteran community.

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The countdown to our Tour of Duty launch event continues.

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