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ADVISORY: Sen. Ernst Discusses SCOTUS Fight with CVA

Arlington, VA – Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) will host the first event in a new tele-town hall series, “Future of the Courts,” with Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) on Wednesday, February 15 at 7PM.

Improper VA Burial Payments to Cost Taxpayers $28 Million

Arlington, VA — A new report released this week from the VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) revealed that improper funding of VA burial payments will cost taxpayers $28 million over the next five years.

VA Employees Work Millions of Hours…for Unions

Arlington, VA — A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reveals that employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have spent millions of hours on union work instead of doing their actual jobs. In 2015 alone, the VA employed 346 taxpayer-paid workers who did nothing but union activities, according to the report. The report also confirmed that the VA does not have an effective way to monitor how much time their own employees spend on union work.

VA Takes Over 6 Months to Charge Employee Who Stole Drugs

Arlington, VA — Today the United States Attorney’s Office, in conjunction with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) OIG, charged three Little Rock VA employees with conspiring to steal prescription medications, including opioids, over six months after they became aware of the misconduct. The employees were also charged with conspiring to distribute those drugs, under a federal indictment.

Future of the Courts: CVA Launches New Tele-town Hall Series

Arlington, VA – Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) is launching a new tele-town hall series, “Future of the Courts.” CVA Executive Director Mark Lucas will partner with elected officials and legal experts to take a deep dive into veterans’ unique relationship with the U.S. Constitution, the role of the Supreme Court in American government, and the importance of having judges like Neil Gorsuch who respect individual liberty and the rule of law.

New Bill Guts Cronyism, Puts Hardworking Floridians First

Tallahassee, FL – Today the Florida State Legislature voted to pass the Enterprise Florida gut job bill (PCB CCS 17-01). The bill will eliminate a number of major corporate welfare programs, including Enterprise Florida’s public-private partnership that hands out taxpayer funds to a few, large benefiting companies at the expense of many hardworking Floridians. Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Florida Spokesman Diego Echeverri issued the… Read more »

New Bill Expands Opportunity for FL Military Community

Tallahassee, FL – This morning, State Representative Paul Renner (R) introduced H. 615, called the “Occupational Opportunity Act,” which would make it easier for military members and their spouses in Florida to find jobs as they relocate during service.