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CVA Statement on Historic VA Accountability Law

Arlington, VA — Today President Trump is expected to sign into law the bipartisan VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017. The bill is a strong piece of accountability legislation that will empower Secretary Shulkin with the ability to quickly fire bad VA employees and protect whistleblowers who speak up about wrongdoing. Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) has been at… Read more »

CVA Releases NDAA Recommendations for 2018

Arlington, VA — Today, Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) is releasing recommendations for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of FY2018. CVA’s report demonstrates that it is essential to our military’s readiness that waste, duplication, and inefficiencies are aggressively eliminated within the Department of Defense’s (DOD) budget.  CVA recommends that Congress include the following measures in FY2018… Read more »

CVA to Congress: VA Has Management Problems, Not Lack of Resources

Arlington, VA — Today the House Veterans Affairs Committee will meet at 2PM to discuss the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) budget for FY2018 and 2019. VA Secretary David Shulkin will provide remarks. Secretary Shulkin’s original VA budget proposal for FY2018 largely continued Obama-era patterns of increasing resources without a serious mind to outcomes for veterans. It proposed $800 million for construction, despite ongoing problems with the… Read more »

CVA Applauds Common Sense Plan to Shut Down Vacant VA Buildings

Arlington, VA – Today the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced a plan to dispose of or reuse all its vacant buildings within 2 years. The VA estimates these actions will save taxpayers an additional $15.7 million annually beginning in 2017, for a total of close to $23 million in combined annual savings from the initiatives. At a… Read more »

CVA Joins Broad Bipartisan Coalition in Support of BRAC

Arlington, VA – Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) has signed onto a broad, bipartisan coalition letter urging Congress to reduce excess military infrastructure by implementing a new round of base realignment and closure (BRAC). Read the full letter here. CVA Policy Director Dan Caldwell issued the following statement: “The Pentagon should not waste taxpayer dollars on infrastructure that is… Read more »

CVA Statement on Solution to Choice Program

Arlington, VA —  This week Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Shulkin testified before the Senate that funding for the Veteran Choice Program will likely run out later this year, much sooner than originally expected. When President Trump reauthorized the Choice Program earlier this year, there were changes made to the program – in particular, making the VA the primary… Read more »

NM Secretary of State’s New Measure Violates First Amendment

Albuquerque, NM –  New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver has released a proposed rule that would force many non-profit organizations and charitable groups to disclose the names and addresses of their supporters, leaving those individuals subject to harassment and intimidation. Such a measure would have a chilling effect on free speech and open debate in New Mexico. Concerned Veterans for America… Read more »