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Here’s everything you need to be a champion for veterans and the country in 2022

We at CVA just released our 2022 policy agenda. In it, we’ve identified ways for our grassroots army to drive change in this country, from how the U.S. approaches foreign policy, to how it takes care of its veterans after service. We’re partnering with our activists across the country to call for: Withdrawing all troops… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Tuesday, March 8th 2022

Ready to get to work in 2022? Here’s what’s on our agenda this year.

Ready or not, 2022 is in full swing. We at CVA have plans to make this our most effective year ever, working with and for our fellow veterans to continue defending the freedom we fought for in uniform. We’ll do this the same way we always have, by amplifying your voices and speaking up on… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Wednesday, February 9th 2022

Explainer: What is the NDAA and why should you care about it?

Updated July 15, 2022. One of the biggest pieces of legislation you might not have heard about is the National Defense Authorization Act. The NDAA is the country’s annual defense spending authorization bill, setting our military budget for the next year. The House of Representatives puts forward its bill first, then the Senate introduces its… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Wednesday, October 6th 2021

DOD better get serious about changing its spending habits; some Senators want to crack down

“We failed the audit, but we never expected to pass it.” That is what then-Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan said in 2018 when the DOD participated in and failed its first ever financial audit. Yes, the Pentagon has been going through financial audits for only three years. It failed all three times. But a… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Wednesday, June 2nd 2021

What’s next for VA reform? Policy Director Juliana Heerschap details what’s on the horizon for veterans’ health care.

Concerned Veterans for America has released its 2021 policy agenda , and our grassroots army is hard at work sharing our solutions to the nation’s greatest challenges. This year’s agenda is packed full of ideas for continuing to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs and ensuring veterans receive the care they were promised. We’ve been… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Wednesday, February 17th 2021

CVA’s 2021 policy priorities: the mission remains

When Concerned Veterans for America’s 2020 policy agenda was released, we couldn’t have imagined a global pandemic would shortly follow. Still, we were able to make great strides in the effort to end our nation’s endless wars and protect veterans’ health care options, even with all the challenges of the past year. We found many… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Thursday, January 28th 2021

New Poll: Majority of veterans and military families want to end ‘endless wars’

In a recent poll, Concerned Veterans for America found veterans and their families are increasingly looking to draw down military engagement around the world.  More than two thirds of veterans, 67 percent, voiced support for withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, up nearly 10 points (8%) from just three years ago. Similarly, 68 percent of veterans support full withdrawal from Iraq.  A majority… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Wednesday, January 20th 2021