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Secretary Oliver Lacks the Authority to Force Through Anti-Free Speech Measure

Albuquerque, NM – This week New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver announced revisions to her proposed measure that would force citizens who support causes to list their names and personal information publicly, leaving them open to retaliation and intimidation. Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) is opposed to Secretary Oliver’s measure because it not only hurts the… Read more »

Choice Funding Fix Imperfect, Broader Reform Still Needed

Arlington, VA – Today, a deal was reached to continue funding the Veteran Choice Program through a $3.9 billion emergency spending package. The program was facing a budget shortfall. Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Executive Director Mark Lucas issued the following statement: “If this new deal holds, veterans who have been able to use the Veteran Choice Program… Read more »

CVA Statement on Prohibition of Military-Strengthening Measure

Arlington, VA – Last night the House voted to block a new round of base realignments and closures (BRAC) for at least another year. Lawmakers adopted by voice vote an amendment from Reps. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) and Bill Shuster (R-PA) to prohibit funding for a new BRAC as part of a national security appropriations bill, H.R. 3219. Recently, Concerned Veterans for America (CVA)… Read more »

CVA Joins Nine Veterans Groups in Calling on Congress to Save Choice Program

Arlington, VA – Yesterday Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) joined a group of military and veterans’ organizations in calling on Congress to continue funding the Veterans Choice Program in an efficient and fiscally responsible manner. On Monday, the House failed to pass a practical solution to funding the program and time is running out for Congress to address the budget short fall… Read more »

Time is Running Out for Congress to Save The Choice Program

Arlington, VA – Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) is urging Congress to fund the Veterans Choice Program, which is currently facing an urgent budget shortfall. On Monday, the House failed to pass a practical solution to funding the program and time is running out for Congress to address the short fall. Despite the program’s imperfections, Secretary… Read more »

New Video Highlights Challenges Purple Heart Recipient Faced at VA

Arlington, VA – Today, Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) is releasing a digital video highlighting the challenges a Marine Corps veteran and Purple Heart recipient faced when seeking care at the VA after his service. Despite delays, he was unable to seek care outside of the department. Ben Rangel, who served in the Marine Corps starting in 2004,… Read more »

CVA Statement on Failure of Choice Funding Bill

Arlington, VA — Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Executive Director Mark Lucas released the following statement after the House failed to pass a practical solution to funding the Veterans Choice Program, which is currently facing an urgent budget shortfall: “The Veteran Service Organizations and members of Congress who used this as an opportunity to advance a misleading anti-choice… Read more »