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CVA on OIG report on patient wait time data: ‘opening the door for more confusion and delays in care’

Veterans group calls out VA’s selective calculation and presentation of wait times and the confusion it has created for veterans needing clarity in getting care   ARLINGTON, Va.—A memo from the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of the Inspector General on Thursday acknowledges the VA is calculating patient wait times using multiple methods and incomplete… Read more »

CVA statement on AIR commission recommendations

Veterans group hails efforts to focus on veterans, streamline VA offerings   ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) on Monday welcomed the VA’s release of the initial recommendations for the Asset and Infrastructure Review (AIR) Commission to streamline VA offerings and make bureaucracy more responsive to the veterans it serves. CVA Deputy Director, Russ Duerstine,… Read more »

Limited or Not, A US-imposed No-Fly Zone Over Ukraine Would be Disastrous

A U.S. and NATO-imposed no-fly zone over Ukraine all but guarantees wider war with Russia   ARLINGTON, Va.–In response to increasing calls for an American and NATO-imposed no-fly zone over Ukraine, Concerned Veterans for America issued the following statement: “Regardless of its scope, a NATO-imposed no-fly zone over Ukraine would inevitably lead to armed conflict between the U.S. and a nuclear-armed… Read more »

CVA previews State of the Union Address

Veterans group calls for continued restraint in foreign policy   ARLINGTON, Va.—Ahead of President Biden’s State of the Union Address, Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) issued the following statement: “The state of our Union is not good. From record debt and inflation to rising gas prices to a lingering pandemic, Americans are wrestling with crises… Read more »

CVA statement on Russian invasion of Ukraine

ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America issued the following statement in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is an immoral act of aggression that has led to a senseless loss of life. While America should continue to support diplomatic efforts to bring an end to this war, it is important to recognize… Read more »

NEW POLL: Majority of veterans support less US military engagement abroad, oppose war with Russia over Ukraine, and want more VA health care options

Annual poll confirms broad public support for bringing troops home from Iraq, and expanding veterans’ options for community care through VA   ARLINGTON, Va.—In conjunction with YouGov, Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) on Thursday released its annual poll of veterans, military families, and the general public, which gauges opinions on issues such as foreign policy,… Read more »

CVA supports Veterans Health Care Freedom Act

Veterans group urges passage of bill to remove VA barriers to veterans’ health care choice   ARLINGTON, Va.— Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Deputy Director Russ Duerstine issued the following statement regarding the introduction of the Veterans Health Care Freedom Act sponsored by Sen. Marsha Blackburn (Tenn.). If passed, this bill would create a pilot… Read more »