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President Trump Signs Historic VA Accountability Bill

Columbus, OH – Today President Trump helped to deliver a major victory for veterans across the nation by signing the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) attempted to water down the measure. The VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 will reduce the time it takes to fire bad employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs… Read more »

President Trump Signs Historic VA Accountability Bill

Philadelphia, PA – Today President Trump delivered a major victory for veterans across the nation by signing the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017. The bill was supported by Senator Pat Toomey. The VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 will reduce the time it takes to fire bad employees at the Department of Veterans… Read more »

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 »