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CVA on NDAA: Congress has opportunity to listen to American people

Veterans group urges lawmakers to listen to American people: end unnecessary wars, focus on domestic issues   ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Deputy Director, Russ Duerstine, on Tuesday issued the following statement ahead of House debate on the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): “As our nation’s leaders begin debate on the annual defense… Read more »

NEW POLL: Americans wary of more intervention in Ukraine, more security commitments in Middle East

Americans prioritize domestic issues, want less military engagement around the world   ARLINGTON, Va.—In conjunction with YouGov, Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) on Friday released the results of a new poll of the American public. The poll gauged opinions on the Biden Administration’s handling of foreign policy, including the war in Ukraine, and its use… Read more »

CVA on senators canceling AIR Commission: Myopic, irresponsible, and self-serving

Veterans group blasts decision to ignore AIR commission recommendations, leaving veterans languishing with outdated, inconvenient care   ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America on Monday responded to Senator Tester’s announcement that the Senate will take no further action to advance the AIR commission, allowing the critical process to effectively die. This inaction will deny veterans the… Read more »

CVA on NDAA: Defense Budget Increase Dangerous for National Security

Veterans group criticizes NDAA authorizers for increasing budget top line   ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) on Thursday weighed in on ongoing defense spending debates in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and the Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2023. The group argued that Congress should avoid putting the U.S. on an unsustainable… Read more »

CVA responds to Biden administration considering limiting veterans access to community care

Veterans group calls out VA for putting bureaucratic costs above veterans’ needs   ARLINGTON, Va.—In recent testimony to Congress, VA Secretary Denis McDonough made a concerning statement that he “had a hunch” the VA should change access standards, a consideration to limit veterans’ access to outside doctors to curb rising costs.  Under the VA MISSION… Read more »

CVA responds to Biden op-ed: rhetoric not matching actions

Veterans group calls for more end-state clarity in foreign policy decisions   ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America on Wednesday responded to President Biden’s recent op-ed in which he outlined his decision to send more advanced rocket systems to Ukraine and to bless Finland’s and Sweden’s applications to join NATO. CVA highlighted the need for greater… Read more »

CVA on Senate’s rushed $40bn Ukraine aid bill

Veterans group criticizes lawmakers for failing to ask tough questions and provide accountability for American taxpayers   ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) on Thursday again chided Senators for fast-tracking a $40 billion aid bill for Ukraine without providing the American taxpayers answers on what our strategy for the country is or how it is… Read more »