CVA in the News

CVA in the News

Hegseth: ISIS Is a Cancer—Once in Remission and Now Metastasized

During a White House press conference today, President Obama was quoted as saying, “We don’t have a strategy yet. I think what I’ve seen in some of the news reports suggests that folks are getting a little further ahead of where we’re at than where we currently are. I think that’s not just our assessment but the assessment of the military as well. We need to make sure we have clear plans, that we’re developing them.”

By Emily Laird | Friday, August 29th 2014

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Op-Ed | Why is Phoenix VA official still employed?

In April, I wrote about the urgent need for reform at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. That call followed revelations of a nationwide patient care scandal, in which veterans were denied care while VA officials falsified wait lists and then collected generous “performance” bonuses based on the fraudulent numbers.

By Emily Laird | Wednesday, August 27th 2014

Hegseth: OIG Report Confirms Systemic Problems at Phoenix VA Facilities

The Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a report on Tuesday reviewing allegations of patient deaths, wait times and scheduling practices at the Phoenix VA Health Care System, finding “unacceptable and troubling lapses in follow-up, coordination, quality, and continuity of care.”

By Emily Laird | Wednesday, August 27th 2014

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CVA launches GOTVets Tour in September & October

You asked, and we responded. The tour continues! This summer we had an incredible Summer Tour; and we’re excited to announce that we have extended the tour into September and October, as the Defend Freedom Get Out The Veteran Tour.

By Caroline Phelps | Tuesday, August 26th 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.





ISIS is recruiting directly from the U.S. Last night on Fox News Channel’s The Kelly File, Pete Hegseth explained that there’s actually a terrorist pipeline from Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Syria.

“Because a few people decided to take upon themselves making secret lists, hiding wait times for their own personal benefit, we now know that veterans, in fact, did die because they were on waiting lists. We know that veterans were harmed because they were on a waiting list.” -Rep. Jeff Miller, …

“The UK government raised its terror threat level Friday from ‘substantial’ to ‘severe,’ the fourth highest of five levels, in response to events in Iraq and Syria, where ISIS militants have seized a swath of territory. ‘That means that a terrorist attack is highly likely, but there is no …