Denver, CO – Today begins Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch’s hearing before the U.S. Senate. Despite continued and growing pressure from his constituents, Senator Bennet (D-CO) has failed to express support for Judge Gorsuch, a Colorado native. Bennet is up for re-election in 2022. Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) field director Frank Crocker issued the… Read more »
Philadelphia, PA – Today begins Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch’s hearing before the U.S. Senate. Senator Casey (D-PA) has not expressed support for Gorsuch despite intense grassroots pressure from Pennsylvania constituents. Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Pennsylvania Field Director Eve Allen issued the following statement: “Members of the Senate must avoid turning this important… Read more »
Arlington, VA – Today Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Executive Director Mark Lucas attended a listening session with President Trump, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary David Shulkin, and representatives from other veterans’ organizations. CVA Executive Director Mark Lucas issued the following statement: “The President has outlined a bold vision of VA reform that includes… Read more »
Arlington, VA – Today the House of Representatives voted 237-178 in favor of the VA Accountability First Act of 2017, H.R. 1259, a bill which would make it easier to terminate bad VA employees. The bill was passed with bipartisan support. The VA Accountability First Act was introduced by House Veterans Affairs Committee (HVAC) Chairman… Read more »
Arlington, VA — Today the House of Representatives will vote on H.R. 1259, the VA Accountability First Act of 2017. The bill was introduced by House Veterans Affairs Committee (HVAC) Chairman Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN) and has broad support. Almost every major veterans group – including the American Legion, VFW, and Paralyzed Veterans of America… Read more »
Phoenix, AZ — Yesterday a new Inspector General (OIG) report revealed a myriad of problems with documenting the quality of care at the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System. The report found that the OIG did not have “reasonable assurance” that employees there are trained to reduce and prevent disruptive behaviors, that providers safely transfer patients from the facility, and that patients with identified learning barriers receive accommodations to ensure medication counseling is understood. In addition to these employee-induced safety hazards, the assessment identified six other red flags impacting veterans’ quality of care.
Columbia, SC – Today the South Carolina Senate Judiciary Subcommittee will consider S.255, a potentially unconstitutional bill that would chill free speech within the state. Nate Anderson, Deputy Director of Concerned Veterans for America (CVA), will testify before the subcommittee about the dangers of this measure. S.255, introduced by state Senator Hugh Leatherman (R) earlier… Read more »