ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Executive Director Nate Anderson released the following statement ahead of the Senate confirmation hearing for VA Secretary nominee Denis McDonough:
“The VA MISSION Act is one of the biggest reforms in the history of the VA and has empowered millions of veterans with greater access to and control of their health care, putting veterans’ needs ahead of the institution’s. We would like to see Mr. McDonough continue with this ethos and commit to protecting and continuing implementation of the critical reforms outlined in the VA MISSION Act. The next VA Secretary should work to ensure access standards of the community care program are not rolled back, expand access to care as the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, and transform the VA to better suit the needs of a rapidly changing veteran population.”
In November, CVA sent a letter to the Biden Transition Team and Department of Veterans Affairs Transition Team outlining its recommendations for policies and issues to prioritize over the next four years to remove barriers to veterans realizing their full potential. You can read the letter here.