CVA in the News

CVA in the News

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Do These Lawmakers Really Support Veterans?

Presidential bill signing ceremonies typically make for great photo ops – the president signs while surrounded by lawmakers and others who were instrumental in its passage.

But what’s wrong with the VA reform bill picture? Oddly enough, many of those standing closest to the president did little to support the bill and in some cases even introduced poison pills during final negotiations to try to kill it.

By Concerned Veterans | Friday, August 15th 2014

Hegseth: Why is VA Secretary McDonald Urging Respect for Unaccountable Bureaucrats Instead of Vets?

Department of Veterans Affairs employees who are being fired amidst a nationwide VA scandal have got to be treated with respect and “allowed a certain due process,” VA Secretary Bob McDonald said yesterday at a press conference in Memphis.

By Emily Laird | Friday, August 15th 2014

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Op-Ed | VA Reform Bill Is Just Starting Point

With the overwhelmingly bipartisan vote for the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014, Congress passed the most significant reforms to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in decades. And, right on cue, here come the grumblings from the second-guessers.

By Emily Laird | Thursday, August 14th 2014

VA Accountability: New Ad Tells Kay Hagan to Keep Promises to NC Veterans

Raleigh, NC – Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) hosted a veterans rally on Thursday, August 7th, shortly after President Obama signed a crucial VA reform bill. The rally highlighted the importance of the bill, as well as the necessity to keep the pressure on to ensure accountability and transparency become a part of the VA’s new culture.

To emphasize this, CVA not only used the rally to call out North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan for her less than glowing record on veterans, but they followed it up with a TV ad exposing the same truths, all of which was backed by a $1.6 million ad buy.

By Phil Hegseth | Monday, August 11th 2014

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.





Did U.S. withdrawal from Iraq create a vacuum for ISIS? CVA’s Amber Barno weighed in earlier today on Fox News’ Happening Now.

Senator McCain, we’ve been asking the same question!

CVA Military Advisor, Amber Barno, just joined Shepard Smith Reporting to explain why leaking information about the failed rescue mission for James Foley was a mistake.

There’s nothing more endangering for our troops then compromising confidential missions and tactics by telling the enemy how …