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New Appeals Ruling on Sharon Helman Underscores Urgent Need for VA Accountability Legislation

Arlington, VA – Today the U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that the expedited removal and appeals authority granted by the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 is unconstitutional. The ruling was made in regards to the case of Helman v. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Sharon Helman was the director at the VA… Read more »

CVA Commends Florida Legislature for Rejecting Enterprise Florida

Tallahassee, FL – Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) is applauding the Florida House and Senate for passing a budget that will not include Enterprise Florida, a costly corporate welfare program that hands out taxpayer funds to a few, large benefiting companies at the expense of many hardworking Floridians. CVA Coalitions Director Diego Echeverri issued the following statement:  “It’s… Read more »

CVA Supports President Trump’s New Judicial Nominees

Arlington, VA – Tonight the Trump administration released the names of five new judicial nominees to fill federal appeals court positions in Michigan, Alabama, Kentucky, Minnesota, and Indiana. Joan Larsen, Kevin Newsom, John Bush, David Stras, and Amy Barrett are now poised to fill positions on the 6th, 7th, 8th and 11th Circuit Courts. Concerned Veterans… Read more »

Vets Died Waiting for Care in Los Angeles As VA Employees Ignored Scheduling Protocol

Arlington, VA  — Today the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released a new report confirming that just two years ago veterans were dying waiting for care at a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital in Los Angeles, California. The report found 225 patients died with open or pending consults at the time of their deaths,… Read more »

CVA Statement On Secretary Shulkin’s Bold Effort to Make VA More Efficient

Arlington, VA – At a House hearing yesterday, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary David Shulkin stated that he’d identified hundreds of empty or under-utilized VA buildings costing the federal government $25 million annually. He said that he would work with Congress in prioritizing buildings for closure. An internal VA report showed that of the… Read more »

CVA Launches Campaign to Stop Anti-Free Speech Efforts in Missouri

Arlington, VA – Concerned Veterans for America is running a new campaign urging lawmakers in the Missouri state legislature to oppose any and all attempts to limit the First Amendment rights of its citizens. The group is connecting Missourians with a promoted digital tool which allows them to call or email their state Senators in… Read more »

CVA Commends Wisconsin Senate Committee for Advancing Prevailing Wage Repeal

Madison, WI – Today, the Wisconsin Senate Committee on Labor and Regulatory Reform voted to advance a repeal of the state’s prevailing wage laws. Senate Bill 216 would eliminate the requirement that laborers, workers, mechanics, and truck drivers employed on the site of a project of public works be paid the prevailing wage. Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Policy Director Dan Caldwell… Read more »