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“Forever” GI Bill Reforms and Expands Veterans’ Access to Education

Arlington, VA — Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Executive Director Mark Lucas issued the following statement regarding the Presidential signing of the bipartisan “Forever” GI Bill: “Taking care of our veterans includes empowering them with the opportunity to succeed. The new GI Bill expands veterans’ access to education in a fiscally responsible manner, ensuring that the benefit will be available for… Read more »

CVA Applauds Governor Sununu VA Executive Order

Manchester, NH — Today, Governor Chris Sununu is announcing an executive order allowing physicians and physicians assistants who aren’t licensed in New Hampshire to help provide care for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) patients in the state. This order comes on the heels of recent flooding at the Manchester VA facility as a result of a burst pipe. The pipe malfunction at the facility caused significant… Read more »

CVA on Presidential Signing of Emergency Choice Program Funding

Arlington, VA — Today President Trump is expected to sign S. 114, which will provide six months of emergency funding for the Veterans Choice Program. The program had been facing an urgent budget shortfall after referrals to the program increased. Through this measure, $2.1 billion will be appropriated for the Veterans Choice Program and another… Read more »

New Video Shows Veteran “Disenfranchised” by VA

Arlington, VA — Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) is releasing a new video highlighting the challenges a Marine Corps veteran faced when seeking care at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) after returning home. After multiple deployments overseas, Adam Miller sought care for service-connected injuries, including neck and back, at several VA hospitals in Ohio. Miller needed help with pain management, and was… Read more »

New Ad: Walz Jeopardized Crucial Veterans’ Care Program

Arlington, VA – Today Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) released a digital ad holding Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN) accountable for his recent vote jeopardizing a crucial health care program for veterans. Rep. Walz, the ranking member of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, recently stood in the way of emergency funding for the Veterans Choice Program as it… Read more »

Shulkin Must Use New Authority to Fire DC VA Director

Arlington, VA — Yesterday the Department of Affairs (VA) announced that Brian Hawkins, director of the Washington DC VA, is back on the payroll after having been fired for gross misconduct that put veterans’ lives at risk. The VA was forced to take Hawkins back under the direction of the Merit Systems Protections Board (MSPB),… Read more »

CVA Statement on Passage of “Forever” GI Bill

Arlington, VA — Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Policy Director Dan Caldwell issued the following statement after the Senate passage of the “Forever” GI Bill tonight: “Veterans can now look forward to a newly-reformed GI Bill program which will be around for generations to come. Importantly, the new GI Bill expands access in a fiscally responsible manner. The Senate did… Read more »