CVA in the News

CVA in the News

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Was It Worth It, America?

My husband gave his life fighting to keep our country safe and bring stability and democracy to a country that was once ruled by terror. If Americans don’t think that’s worth fighting for, then I fear for the future of our country.

By Jane Horton | Monday, March 30th 2015

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Op-ed | This Women’s History Month, let’s fix the VA for our female veterans

Throughout the month of March Americans around the country honor courageous women who have made significant contributions to history. In honor of this year’s Women’s History Month, I’d like to reflect on our nation’s female military members as they make the transition to becoming veterans.

By Amber Smith | Thursday, March 26th 2015

CVA Statement on Chairman Thornberry’s DoD Acquisition Reform Proposal

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry today announced proposed legislation to reform the Department of Defense’s acquisition process, focusing on the principles of proactivity, agility, transparency and innovation.

By Emily Laird | Wednesday, March 25th 2015

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Veterans Independence Act: Expanding Veterans' Health Care Choices

Despite the passage of major VA reform legislation last summer and the attempted implementation of the VA’s “Choice Card” program, it’s become clear that the status quo still isn’t changing–and veterans are still being denied the care they deserve.

By Darin Selnick | Wednesday, March 25th 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.





As Saudi Arabia and #Iran fight a proxy war in #Yemen, President Obama’s negotiations with Iran are leaving Saudi Arabia wondering whose side the U.S. is on.

CVA’s Fred Ferreira on Representative Mac Thornberry’s defense acquisition reform proposals:

“ Incremental reform that better aligns DoD with the defense industry and the commercial market, expands information sharing, and empowers the acquisition workforce offers a ray of hope.”