CVA in the News

CVA in the News

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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





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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





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Defending Freedom this April in Texas

For the past three years, our Defend Freedom Tour has taken us all around the country to speak with patriotic veterans and their families about taking action at home to protect the freedoms we so proudly fought and sacrificed to defend.

By Cody McGregor | Monday, March 23rd 2015





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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 — www.VAaccountability.org — will provide concrete ways for CVA members and all Americans to demand accountability at Veterans Affairs.

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“Barack Obama faces a slew of Middle East crises that some call the worst in a generation, as new chaos from #Yemen to #Iraq — along with deteriorating U.S.-Israeli relations — is confounding the president’s efforts to stabilize the region and strike a nuclear deal with #Iran.” …

Finally some action – put #veterans first! #VAaccountability

“The Senate unanimously passed (100-0) an amendment offered by Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., that would let veterans who live within 40 miles of a VA clinic with limited medical services be eligible for Veterans Choice.”

The #VA’s fear of losing it’s monopoly on #veterans healthcare has lead to vets losing care altogether.

#VAaccountability #EmbraceVAReform

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