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CVA Florida Releases 2017 State Legislative Priorities

Tallahassee, FL – Today Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) is announcing its legislative priorities for the state of Florida in 2017. Utilizing a strategic combination of on-the-ground grassroots tactics, CVA’s Florida chapter will work to ensure the following measures are passed through the state government without delay: Veterans reciprocity. HB 615 (introduced by state Rep. Paul… Read more »

VA Reform Champion Marco Rubio Takes Up New Accountability Bill in Senate

Arlington, VA – Today Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced the Senate version of the VA Accountability First Act of 2017. Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN) introduced the House version of the bill earlier this week. The 2017 VA Accountability First Act would drastically shorten the overall termination and appeals process for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)… Read more »

CVA Applauds Early Supporters of New VA Accountability Bill

Arlington, VA – Nine members of the House Veterans Affairs Committee (HVAC) signed on as original co-sponsors for HVAC Chairman Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN)’s newly-introduced VA Accountability First Act of 2017. Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-TX), Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN), Rep. Jack Bergman (R-MI), Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), Rep. Mike Bost (R-IL), Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO),… Read more »

Disturbing Photos of Veterans Waiting for Care Emerge from Durham VA

Durham, NC – Earlier this week disturbing photos emerged from the Durham VA Medical Center depicting veterans lying on the floor in pain for hours while being denied care from VA employees.

New Bill Would Bring Much Needed Accountability to the VA

Arlington, VA – Today Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, introduced the VA Accountability First Act of 2017. If passed, the bill would make it easier to terminate bad employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and help bring a new culture of accountability to the broken department. The… Read more »

CVA Applauds Brandes for Expanding Opportunities in Military Community

Tallahassee, FL – Yesterday afternoon Florida State Senator Jeff Brandes (R) introduced the Occupational Opportunity Act, or SB 1272. The bill would expand opportunities for the Florida military community by making it easier for service members and their spouses to find and keep jobs as they relocate. If passed, the bill would lengthen the amount… Read more »

CVA Colorado Launches Direct Mail Targeting Bennet over Gorsuch

Denver, CO – This week Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) is dropping direct mail in Colorado, asking citizens to urge Senator Bennet to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch without delay. So far, Senator Bennet has failed to support Gorsuch, a native of the state.   Each piece of mail directs citizens to call a CVA switchboard… Read more »