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CVA Launches New Campaign Urging Citizens to Contact Secretary Oliver About Anti-Free Speech Measure

Albuquerque, NM – Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) is launching a new digital ad campaign urging citizens to voice their opposition to a new rule which would force citizens to report what causes they support to the New Mexico state government. The group is directing people to a digital tool which allows them to submit official public comments to the Secretary… Read more »

CVA Launches Campaign Holding Walz Accountable for Vote to Block Choice Funding

Arlington, VA – Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) is launching a campaign to hold Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN), ranking member of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, accountable for standing in the way of emergency funding for the Veterans Choice Program as the program was facing an urgent budget shortfall. Walz voted against a common-sense, fiscally responsible solution to funding the… Read more »

CVA Statement on Choice Program Funding

Arlington, VA — Tonight the Senate passed a bill providing the Veterans Choice Program — which is facing an urgent budget shortfall — with emergency funding for the next six months. The measure passed the House unanimously earlier this week. The bill includes some commonsense budget offsets and changes in the hiring process for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). However, the… Read more »

CVA Applauds Kevin Newsom’s Confirmation to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Arlington, VA – Today the Senate voted to approve Kevin Newsom to serve on the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. As one of President Trump’s nominees for the lower court, Newsom will now serve his lifetime appointment to the nation’s second-highest court. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Newsom served as Alabama’s Solicitor General for five… Read more »

CVA to Senate: Pass “Forever” GI Bill Immediately

Arlington, VA — Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Policy Director Dan Caldwell issued the following statement on the “Forever” GI Bill:  “The new GI Bill addresses the current gaps in the program and expands accessibility in a fiscally responsible manner, ensuring that these resources will be available for generations of veterans to come. The bill has passed the House unanimously and there is no… Read more »

Whistleblower Hire Shows VA’s Commitment to Accountability

Arlington, VA — Brandon Coleman, a whistleblower from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in Phoenix, has accepted a job at VA headquarters in the new Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection. Coleman, a Marine Veteran, was retaliated against after speaking up about problems at the Phoenix VA which may have been contributing to veterans’ suicides. At the time, Coleman… Read more »

Congress Votes to Fund Choice Program, Permanent Reform Still Needed

Arlington, VA – Today the House voted to continue funding the Veterans Choice Program through a $3.9 billion emergency spending package. The program, which allows veterans to receive care outside the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), was facing an urgent budget shortfall. Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Policy Director Dan Caldwell issued the following statement: “It’s… Read more »