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CVA Statement On Secretary Shulkin’s Bold Effort to Make VA More Efficient

Arlington, VA – At a House hearing yesterday, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary David Shulkin stated that he’d identified hundreds of empty or under-utilized VA buildings costing the federal government $25 million annually. He said that he would work with Congress in prioritizing buildings for closure. An internal VA report showed that of the… Read more »

CVA Launches Campaign to Stop Anti-Free Speech Efforts in Missouri

Arlington, VA – Concerned Veterans for America is running a new campaign urging lawmakers in the Missouri state legislature to oppose any and all attempts to limit the First Amendment rights of its citizens. The group is connecting Missourians with a promoted digital tool which allows them to call or email their state Senators in… Read more »

CVA Commends Wisconsin Senate Committee for Advancing Prevailing Wage Repeal

Madison, WI – Today, the Wisconsin Senate Committee on Labor and Regulatory Reform voted to advance a repeal of the state’s prevailing wage laws. Senate Bill 216 would eliminate the requirement that laborers, workers, mechanics, and truck drivers employed on the site of a project of public works be paid the prevailing wage. Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Policy Director Dan Caldwell… Read more »

CVA to Missouri Senate: Reject Anti-Free Speech Measure S.B. 73

Arlington, VA – Today the Missouri state Senate Rules, Resolutions, and Ethics Committee will consider S.B. 73, a bill which would force citizens of the state to report which causes they support and allow the government to access their private information. Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Policy Director Dan Caldwell issued the following statement: “S.B…. Read more »

CVA Activists Continue Fight to Pass VA Accountability

Arlington, VA – Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) activists have made hundreds of thousands of phone and digital contacts urging the Senate to move on strong accountability measures at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The group is asking Senators to support the VA Accountability First Act of 2017, a bill introduced by Senator Marco… Read more »

CVA Statement on President Trump’s First 100 Days Prioritizing Veterans

Arlington, VA – Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Executive Director Mark Lucas issued the following statement: “We’ve been impressed with how President Trump has prioritized helping veterans in his first 100 days. Secretary Shulkin is proving to be an outstanding champion of choice and accountability reform, and he has been outspoken about the need to… Read more »

CVA Commends VA Executive Order, But Urges Congress to Act Immediately

Arlington, VA – Today President Trump signed an executive order establishing a new Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) joined President Trump and Secretary Shulkin at the signing.   The office is designed to “identify barriers” that are preventing Secretary Shulkin from moving… Read more »