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CVA condemns VA for rollback of marquee civil service reform law to hold VA employees accountable to do their jobs

Veterans group criticizes Secretary McDonough for reckless decision to throw out 2017 VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act   ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) on Tuesday issued a statement regarding the Veterans Affairs Department’s announcement that it will no longer use a 2017 law designed to allow it to quickly discipline and fire employees. VA… Read more »

CVA applauds committee passage on Kaine-Young AUMF repeal bill

Veterans group calls for repeal of decades-old Iraq War authorization as historic anniversary nears   ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) on Wednesday applauded senators for supporting Sens. Tim Kaine and Todd Young’s bill, S. 316, which would repeal the outdated 1991 and 2002 Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMF) in today’s mark-up session… Read more »

CVA URGES PASSAGE OF HISTORIC AUMF REPEAL BILLS

Grassroots veterans group applauds bipartisan support to repeal decades-old Iraq War authorization, and Congress reasserting its role in matters of war and peace   ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America’s (CVA) Executive Director Russ Duerstine issued the following statement in support of a pair of bills introduced today by Reps. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and Chip Roy (R-Texas)… Read more »

CVA URGES CONGRESS TO END U.S. INVOLVEMENT IN YEMEN

American veterans group supports legislative action to block U.S. support for Saudi-led war in Yemen   ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) on Tuesday urged passage of S.J. Res. 56, the Yemen War Powers Resolution. An affirmative vote in favor of the privileged resolution would send a strong signal to Saudi Arabia that America will… Read more »

CVA on NDAA: Lawmakers miss the mark again

Veterans advocacy group slams Congress for failure to include critical war powers reforms in NDAA, condemns skyrocketing topline budget increase   ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) on Wednesday weighed in on the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2023. The group condemned Congress for continuing to put the U.S. on an… Read more »

CVA SUPPORTS RESOLUTION TO AUDIT U.S. AID TO UKRAINE

American veterans group calls for robust audit of taxpayer funds sent to Ukraine since start of conflict    ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) on Tuesday urged passage of H.Res. 1482, a resolution to audit congressionally appropriated funds to Ukraine. CVA Deputy Director John Byrnes had this to say about the resolution to audit aid funding sent to Ukraine:  … Read more »

CVA names new senior coalitions director

Jason Beardsley joins grassroots veterans advocacy group as senior coalitions director   ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) on Friday announced Jason Beardsley will join the organization as senior coalitions advisor, working alongside the premier veterans’ advocacy organization to remove barriers for veterans and to create a better U.S. foreign policy for all Americans.  Beardsley,… Read more »