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House Failed to Pass Crucial BRAC Amendment to National Defense Authorization Act

Arlington, VA – Today the House voted down an amendment offered by Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) that would have struck a section of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that prohibits the Department of Defense (DOD) from undertaking an additional round of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC). In June, Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) outlined the group’s NDAA recommendations for… Read more »

CVA Submits Written Comments to Secretary Oliver Regarding Proposed Measure

Albuquerque, NM – Today Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) is submitting written comments to New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver urging her not to proceed with her proposed measure that would have a chilling impact on free speech in the state. CVA opposes the measure because it will infringe on New Mexicans’ rights to freely speak… Read more »

CVA Leads Coalition of Groups Opposing NM Anti-Free Speech Measure

Albuquerque, NM – Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) has joined a coalition of groups opposing Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver’s proposed measure that would severely limit free speech in the state. Today, the group released a coalition letter urging the Secretary to rethink her position and prevent citizens from being left open to harassment and intimidation. The… Read more »

Senate Committee Must Improve and Expand Health Care Choice for Veterans

Arlington, VA – This afternoon the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee will meet to hear several bills pertaining to veterans’ health care. Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) is urging the committee to produce a bill for veterans that will expand choice and improve care. CVA supports expanding veterans’ health choice beyond the current Choice Program. In the bipartisan Fixing… Read more »

New Public List of Employee Misconduct at VA Sets Tone for Accountability

Arlington, VA – Today Secretary Shulkin announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is taking another strong step toward cleaning up the toxic VA culture by making public a list of “adverse” employee actions taken since January 20, 2017. The measure also requires senior officials to sign-off on all settlement actions above $5,000. According to Secretary Shulkin, the… Read more »

New Direct Mail Targets NM Secretary of State’s Anti-Free Speech Proposal

Albuquerque, NM – Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) is launching a direct mail campaign urging New Mexicans to oppose Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver’s proposed rule that circumvents the legislative process to limit citizens’ First Amendment rights. If implemented, the measure would put New Mexicans’ personal information – including names, addresses, and other details – on a government… Read more »

CVA Supports New Cruz Bill to Modernize VA Information Technology

Arlington, VA — Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) recently introduced the VA Information Technology Restructuring Act, a bill intended to modernize the information technology (IT) systems at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The bill will create a Chief Information Officer (CIO) position within the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) to help streamline the upgrading, acquisition, and operation of IT systems in… Read more »