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NEW POLL: Majority of veterans support less US military engagement abroad, oppose war with Russia over Ukraine, and want more VA health care options

Annual poll confirms broad public support for bringing troops home from Iraq, and expanding veterans’ options for community care through VA   ARLINGTON, Va.—In conjunction with YouGov, Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) on Thursday released its annual poll of veterans, military families, and the general public, which gauges opinions on issues such as foreign policy,… Read more »

CVA supports Veterans Health Care Freedom Act

Veterans group urges passage of bill to remove VA barriers to veterans’ health care choice   ARLINGTON, Va.— Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Deputy Director Russ Duerstine issued the following statement regarding the introduction of the Veterans Health Care Freedom Act sponsored by Sen. Marsha Blackburn (Tenn.). If passed, this bill would create a pilot… Read more »

CVA blasts decision to deploy 3,000 troops to Eastern Europe

Veterans group calls move precipitous and unwise   ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) on Wednesday responded to the Biden administration’s decision to deploy or move some 3,000 U.S troops to Eastern Europe in response to recent tensions between Russia and Ukraine. CVA Senior Advisor Dan Caldwell had this to say on behalf of the… Read more »

CVA statement on Biden administration’s missed deadline to fix VA health care system

Veterans group blasts administration for punting on deadline to make crucial recommendations for troubled Department of Veterans Affairs   ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) on Monday responded to the news that the Biden administration postponed its recommendations to modernize and realign the Department of Veterans Affairs, punting for at least six weeks a required report… Read more »

CVA on NDAA: Congress fails troops, American people

Veterans group blasts lawmakers for bungling process, misses opportunity to make real progress   ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) on Wednesday responded to the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022, castigating lawmakers for botching the deliberative process and failure to craft a meaningful bill that addresses systemic challenges to… Read more »

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 »