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CVA urges “Yes” vote on Kaine AUMF repeal amendment

Veterans group calls for repeal of decades-old Iraq war powers and Congress restoring its role in matters of war and peace   ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) on Wednesday urged Senators to support an amendment (S.A. 4133) to the National Defense Authorization Act from Sen. Tim Kaine, which would repeal the outdated 1991 and… Read more »

CVA and VoteVets applaud call for Afghanistan War Commission

Typically foes, two veterans groups unite to call for objective accounting of America’s longest war   ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) and VoteVets on Thursday announced their support for a bill calling for a commission to examine the failures of our 20-year war in Afghanistan. The measure, introduced by Sen. Tammy Duckworth, would create… Read more »

CVA on Upcoming Afghanistan Hearing: Key Diplomatic and Military Leaders Need To Explain What Went Wrong

Accountability and transparency is needed after American people were misled   ARLINGTON, Va.— Ahead of the upcoming House Committee on Foreign Affairs Hearing on U.S. policies during the war in Afghanistan and our military withdrawal, Concerned Veterans for America Senior Adviser Dan Caldwell issued the following statement on behalf of the organization: “Congress largely failed… Read more »

CVA supports critical national security powers reform

Veterans group urges passage of bipartisan measure to restore balance of power between Congress and White House on national security policy   ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Deputy Director Russ Duerstine issued the following statement regarding the introduction of the National Security Reform and Accountability Act (NSRAA). The bipartisan bill, introduced by Rep. Meijer… Read more »

CVA on upcoming Senate Afghanistan hearing: Military leadership owes American people answers on 20 years of failure in Afghanistan

General Milley needs to answer for misleading statements on Afghanistan, reports of him undermining civilian control of military   ARLINGTON, Va.— Ahead of the upcoming Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing on the military withdrawal from Afghanistan, Concerned Veterans for America Senior Adviser Dan Caldwell issued the following statement on behalf of the organization: “For nearly… Read more »

CVA on NDAA: some good notes, but many lawmakers still missing mark

Grassroots veterans group praises efforts to restore Congress’ role in shaping strong national defense, calls out shortcomings    ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) on Thursday responded to the House passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022, highlighting some key provisions that would wisely refocus the efforts of our defense budget… Read more »

CVA statement in support of Emergency War Funding Reform

Veterans group supports effort to hold Congress accountable for responsible war funding   ARLINGTON, Va.— Concerned Veterans for America’s (CVA) Deputy Director Russ Duerstine issued the following statement in support of Emergency War Funding Reform – a bipartisan bill introduced Tuesday by Sen. Mike Lee (Utah) which would prescribe a statutory definition to classify emergency… Read more »