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CVA Applauds Shulkin for Making Responsible Personnel Decisions

Arlington, VA – Today the Associated Press reported that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will leave more than 4,000 positions unfilled, citing the need for a “leaner” and “more accountable” VA as the department begins allowing more veterans to seek care outside of the VA. Secretary Shulkin said that the positions would be left… Read more »

Ernst Telehealth Bill Would Improve Veterans Access to Care

Arlington, VA – Today Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), a National Guard veteran, reintroduced bipartisan legislation called the VETS Act that would give veterans better access to telehealth services. Under current law, VA doctors can provide telehealth services, but not across state lines – limiting the options for veterans who live in rural states and forcing… Read more »

Senator Nelson Has Yet To Back Bill That Could End VA Drug Theft Scandal

Tallahassee, FL – A new letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) clarifies that five Florida VA facilities have reported drug theft by VA employees. The letter comes on the heels of an AP report from February revealing that drugs were vanishing from VAs around the country. The letter, sent to Rep. Vern Buchanan… Read more »

CVA Urges WI Legislature to Fast Track Prevailing Wage Repeal

Madison, WI – Today the Wisconsin state Senate Committee on Labor and Regulatory Reform will hold a public hearing on repealing the prevailing wage.   Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Policy Director Dan Caldwell issued the following statement: “The prevailing wage isn’t good for veterans or anyone else in the state besides union bosses. These… Read more »

TN Legislature Used Veterans as Prop to Approve Massive Tax Increase

Arlington, VA – Last week, Governor Haslam’s $355 million gas tax increase was approved by both branches of the Tennessee state legislature. The Senate version of the bill still includes a property tax relief for veterans, which was used to help the image of the wildly unpopular measure. Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Executive Director Mark… Read more »

CVA Statement on Signing of Choice Act Extension

Arlington, VA – Today President Trump signed a reauthorization and extension of the Veterans Choice Act, which was passed by the Senate earlier this month. Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Executive Director Mark Lucas attended the signing ceremony. Lucas issued the following statement: “President Trump is upholding the promises he made to veterans and we… Read more »

CVA Drops Anti-EFI Direct Mail

Tallahassee, FL – Today Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) is launching a direct mail campaign urging state Senators in Florida to follow the House’s lead and reject corporate welfare this session. The move is a nod to Enterprise Florida, a corporate welfare program that uses taxpayer dollars to pay out special interests. “We don’t make… Read more »