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Majority of Americans want Biden administration to prioritize domestic issues and oppose more American military involvement around the world   ARLINGTON, Va.—In conjunction with YouGov, Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) on Thursday released the results of a new poll of the American public’s attitudes on foreign policy and the war between Russia and Ukraine. More… Read more »

CVA cautions against Biden’s latest request for aid to Ukraine

Grassroots veterans group warns lawmakers of challenges from continuing the blank check in U.S. aid to Ukraine.   ARLINGTON, Va.— Reports indicate President Biden is planning to request another $11.7 billion in emergency funding from Congress to provide lethal aid and budget support to Ukraine. The request also includes an additional $2 billion to address… Read more »

CVA names new Deputy Director

Grassroots veterans group promotes John Byrnes to deputy director   ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) on Thursday announced John Byrnes will become the organization’s new deputy director, working alongside Russ Duerstine, the newly appointed executive director of the premier veteran advocacy organization. Byrnes, an Army and Marine Corps veteran, will bring to his new… Read more »

CVA on Biden’s student debt forgiveness plan: ‘Does more harm than good’

Veterans group calls plan an insult to veterans, jeopardizes prosperity they fought to preserve   ARLINGTON, Va.— The Biden Administration on Wednesday announced a plan to ‘forgive’ billions of dollars in student loan debts. Leaning on a decades-old law meant to ease the financial burdens for service members deployed to fight overseas, President Biden’s plan… Read more »

CVA names new Executive Director

Grassroots veterans group promotes Russ Duerstine to executive director   ARLINGTON, Va.—Building off the success of the last 10 years, Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) announced Russ Duerstine will become the organization’s new executive director, replacing Nate Anderson who has accepted an opportunity to become Stand Together Foundation’s executive vice president for operations. Duerstine, an… Read more »

CVA Urges Senate to Reject NATO Expansion to Finland and Sweden

Adding two more wealthy European welfare states to America’s security umbrella won’t make U.S. safer   ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) on Wednesday urged the United States Senate to reject extending NATO membership to Finland and Sweden, which would entail extending an American security commitment to both nations. Dan Caldwell, CVA Senior Advisor, had this… Read more »

CVA on NDAA House passage: Some good progress, but many lawmakers still not listening to American people

Veterans group urges Senate to do right by American people: End unnecessary wars, focus on domestic issues   ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) on Thursday responded to the House’s passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023, highlighting some key amendments that would wisely refocus the efforts of our defense budget… Read more »