CVA in the News

CVA in the News

#VAFail - VA Spends Millions Promoting Obamacare Instead of Getting Veterans Their Benefits

Earlier this week, the Washington Examiner discovered that the Department of Veterans Affairs spent AT LEAST $6 million (with more potentially unaccounted for) on promoting the Affordable Care Act (also known as “Obamacare”). The unquestionably political nature of that realization could stand alone as the FAIL, but the Examiner went on to make a very scary and eye-opening comparison:

By Phil Hegseth | Wednesday, November 25th 2015

CVA: Demotion of Rubens and Graves Reveals VA's Institutional Rot

Apparently, actions that result in referral of criminal charges to the Department of Justice are not serious enough to merit being fired at the VA. Diana Rubens and Kimberly Graves, in addition to other top VA executives, knowingly and purposefully defrauded American taxpayers and robbed the VA of resources that should have gone to providing care to veterans, and yet will keep their jobs at the VA, jobs which quite possibly will earn them six-figure salaries.

By Caroline Phelps | Sunday, November 22nd 2015

CVA Announces 'Veterans and Military Town Halls' with Fiorina, Carson, Rubio

Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) has announced three new “Veterans and Military Town Hall” events as part of its “Defend and Reform” Policy Series. Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) will headline the following events:

By Caroline Phelps | Friday, November 20th 2015

#VAFail – VA Employees Still Covering Up Wait Times, Still Getting Bonuses

Fun fact: here is the definition you find when you look up the Department of Veterans Affairs in the Oxford Dictionary: “overly concerned with procedure at the expense of efficiency or common sense.” Okay, maybe not, but it might as well be. In reality, that is actually the definition for the adjective “bureaucratic,” an adjective that over the past year and a half perfectly describes the department.

By Phil Hegseth | Wednesday, November 18th 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.





New Mexico is the site of yet ANOTHER #VAscandal where #Vets appointments are being neglected.

Fun Fact: CVA Florida State Director and veteran entrepreneur, Diego Echeverri, started a tie company that has a customer base that now includes the Secretary of Defense!

Excuses, excuses…the VA blames a “computer glitch” for leaving 35,000 #Veterans without health care benefits.