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Shulkin Must Make VA Efficiency a Priority in Budget Request

Arlington, VA – Today Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary David Shulkin will announce his department’s 2018 budget request. Tomorrow, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs will review the request in a hearing. Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Policy Director Dan Caldwell issued the following statement: “The VA has a lot of problems, but a lack of resources is not… Read more »

CVA Statement on Responsible Defense Spending

Arlington, VA – Today President Trump will unveil his full fiscal 2018 budget to Congress. Early reports indicate that President Trump intends to request $603 billion in defense spending. Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Policy Director Dan Caldwell issued the following statement: “Despite comprising such a large chunk of our federal budget, the Pentagon has never been audited… Read more »

CVA Supports New Thornberry Acquisition Bill

Arlington, VA — Today Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, introduced a defense acquisition reform bill called the Defense Acquisition Streamlining and Transparency Act. This legislation would streamline and modernize the acquisition system, allowing the Department of Defense (DoD) to buy military goods faster and at better prices. The legislation will… Read more »

CVA Releases Digital Ad Urging Senate to Support New VA Accountability Bill

Arlington, VA – Today Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) released a new national digital ad urging citizens to contact their Senators in support of S. 1094, the bipartisan VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017. The ad will be promoted in Missouri, North Dakota, Indiana, Ohio, Minnesota, Alaska, Pennsylvania, and Illinois and is part… Read more »

Congress Should Move Bill to Limit Union Activity at VA

Arlington, VA – Today the House Veterans Affairs Committee (HVAC) will consider the Veterans, Employees and Taxpayer (VET) Protection Act, legislation that would put the needs of veterans ahead of union interests at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). If passed, the VET Protection Act would require the VA to track the use of their employees’ time and prohibit employees… Read more »

Senate Must Move Quickly on VA Accountability Bill

Arlington, VA – Tomorrow afternoon the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs will hold a hearing to consider S.1094, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017. Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) is urging lawmakers to fast-track this strong bipartisan legislation, which was originally introduced by Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and includes twelve bipartisan co-sponsors including Senators… Read more »

CVA Comments on Hearing Focused on VA Efficiency

Arlington, VA – Today the Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies met to discuss efficiency within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) has been supportive of VA Secretary David Shulkin’s efforts to increase efficiency and choice within the department. CVA Policy Director Dan Caldwell issued the following statement: “It defies logic… Read more »