Hundreds of Vets Take to Capitol Hill to Fight for Reforms April 28-30
Arlington, Va. – Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) today released its 2015 legislative agenda, which focuses on reforms to the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense, reducing our national debt and ensuring active duty service members and their families have their votes counted.
Over 150 veterans and military family members will advocate for the 2015 legislative agenda during Vets On The Hill—CVA’s annual Capitol Hill outreach initiative, which is taking place April 28-30. During Vets On The Hill, veterans and military family members from around the country will gather in Washington, D.C., to participate in more than 300 targeted meetings with members of Congress and their staffs.
Following the conclusion of Vets On The Hill, CVA will continue to advocate for its legislative agenda through grassroots advocacy and paid media issue advocacy campaigns. CVA will also educate voters on their elected representatives’ record on CVA’s legislative agenda and hold politicians accountable who impede these much-needed reforms.
Pete Hegseth, CEO of Concerned Veterans for America, released the following statement on CVA’s 2015 legislative agenda:
“Concerned Veterans for America’s 2015 legislative agenda focuses on commonsense reforms that promote accountability, freedom of choice, and fiscal responsibility at the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Defense, and throughout the federal government as well as reforms to improve voting access for military members and their families serving overseas.
“Unfortunately, the VA is still failing our veterans, the Department of Defending is under increasing budgetary pressures, and our growing national debt is at a point where it is a long-term threat to our national security. CVA’s 2015 legislative agenda seeks to help put America back on track and restore the freedom and prosperity that we fought and sacrificed for while in uniform.”
CVA’s 2015 Legislative Agenda Outline (view the full agenda here):
Real Health Care Choice for Veterans and Greater VA Accountability
- Veterans Independence Act (The reforms recommended by CVA’s Fixing Veterans Health Care Task Force)
- VA Accountability Act (H.R. 1994)
- Veterans Access to Community Care Act (S. 207, H.R. 572)
Reforming and Strengthening the Department of Defense
- Agile Acquisition to Retain Technical Edge Act
- Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission Recommendations
- Audit the Pentagon Act of 2015 (S. 327)
Spending Reform and Debt Reduction
- A balanced budget that reforms entitlements
Military Voting Reform
- SENTRI Act (Safeguarding Elections for our Nation’s Troops through Reforms and Improvements Act)
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Concerned Veterans for America is a non-partisan, non-profit, 501(c)(4) organization that advocates for policies that will preserve the freedom and liberty we and our families so proudly fought and sacrificed to defend.