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CVA names new Executive Director

Grassroots veterans group promotes Russ Duerstine to executive director   ARLINGTON, Va.—Building off the success of the last 10 years, Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) announced Russ Duerstine will become the organization’s new executive director, replacing Nate Anderson who has accepted an opportunity to become Stand Together Foundation’s executive vice president for operations. Duerstine, an… Read more »

CVA Urges Senate to Reject NATO Expansion to Finland and Sweden

Adding two more wealthy European welfare states to America’s security umbrella won’t make U.S. safer   ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) on Wednesday urged the United States Senate to reject extending NATO membership to Finland and Sweden, which would entail extending an American security commitment to both nations. Dan Caldwell, CVA Senior Advisor, had this… Read more »

CVA on NDAA House passage: Some good progress, but many lawmakers still not listening to American people

Veterans group urges Senate to do right by American people: End unnecessary wars, focus on domestic issues   ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) on Thursday responded to the House’s passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023, highlighting some key amendments that would wisely refocus the efforts of our defense budget… Read more »

CVA on NDAA: Congress has opportunity to listen to American people

Veterans group urges lawmakers to listen to American people: end unnecessary wars, focus on domestic issues   ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Deputy Director, Russ Duerstine, on Tuesday issued the following statement ahead of House debate on the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): “As our nation’s leaders begin debate on the annual defense… Read more »

NEW POLL: Americans wary of more intervention in Ukraine, more security commitments in Middle East

Americans prioritize domestic issues, want less military engagement around the world   ARLINGTON, Va.—In conjunction with YouGov, Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) on Friday released the results of a new poll of the American public. The poll gauged opinions on the Biden Administration’s handling of foreign policy, including the war in Ukraine, and its use… Read more »

CVA on senators canceling AIR Commission: Myopic, irresponsible, and self-serving

Veterans group blasts decision to ignore AIR commission recommendations, leaving veterans languishing with outdated, inconvenient care   ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America on Monday responded to Senator Tester’s announcement that the Senate will take no further action to advance the AIR commission, allowing the critical process to effectively die. This inaction will deny veterans the… Read more »

CVA on NDAA: Defense Budget Increase Dangerous for National Security

Veterans group criticizes NDAA authorizers for increasing budget top line   ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) on Thursday weighed in on ongoing defense spending debates in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and the Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2023. The group argued that Congress should avoid putting the U.S. on an unsustainable… Read more »