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CVA-Florida hires Army veteran, former State Rep. to head state efforts

Jimmie T. Smith continues his service to veterans, Floridians as he joins CVA-Florida as Coalitions Director   TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—The Florida chapter of Concerned Veterans for America (CVA-FL) hired U.S. Army veteran and former State Representative Jimmie T. Smith as its Coalitions Director in the state. Smith brings his career of service in the Army and… Read more »

POLL: Veterans and military families favor more health care choice for veterans, increasingly support ending ‘endless wars’

New poll shows significant majority of veterans support more restrained foreign policy, veterans’ health care choice, and reining in national debt   ARLINGTON, Va.—Veterans and military families remain staunchly supportive of ending America’s wars in the Middle East and increasing health care options for our nation’s veterans according to the latest polling from Concerned Veterans… Read more »

CVA to VA: reconsider proposal to restrict veterans’ access to care amid COVID-19 pandemic

Veterans group urges VA not to proceed with policy to suspend VA MISSION Act community care program    ARLINGTON, Va.—In the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) urged the VA to reconsider a proposal to restrict veterans’ access to health care in their community. The response came following reports on Tuesday of a VA… Read more »

CVA to POTUS, VA, Congress: Here’s how to ensure veterans maintain care amid crisis

Veterans group sends policy recommendations that provide for public need and ensure veterans’ access to care   ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) on Thursday sent a letter to President Trump, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Wilkie and members of Congress outlining a set of policy recommendations and actions that will ensure veterans maintain… Read more »

CVA statement on congressional war powers vote

Veterans group applauds vote to require Congressional approval before offensive action against Iran   ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Executive Director Nate Anderson on Wednesday responded after the House voted to pass a measure to prohibit war with Iran without congressional authorization. The bill, S.J.Res. 68, was introduced by Sen. Tim Kaine and passed… Read more »

CVA on Afghanistan agreement: ‘not a substitute for withdrawal’

Veterans group praises efforts, urges president to resist pressure to leave troops behind   ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America Executive Director Nate Anderson released the following statement upon the signing of an agreement between the U.S. and the Taliban: “President Trump deserves a great deal of credit for pursuing this agreement and laying the groundwork… Read more »

CVA releases 2020 federal policy agenda

Veterans group calls for a new foreign policy, VA reform, and restrained federal spending ARLINGTON, Va.— Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) on Wednesday released its 2020 federal policy agenda, laying down markers for Congress on important issues. The group looks to build on foreign policy gains made in 2019, calling specifically for an end to… Read more »