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Historic VA Accountability Measure Heads to White House

Miami, FL – Today the House passed the bipartisan VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017, which recently cleared the Senate. President Trump has indicated that he will sign the bill as soon as it reaches his desk. The bill was championed by Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and supported by Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL). Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) has… Read more »

Historic VA Reform Sent to President Trump’s Desk

Arlington, VA — Today the House of Representatives passed the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017, which already passed through the Senate with bipartisan support. The bill will now be sent to President Trump’s desk, and he has indicated that he will sign it as quickly as possible. Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) has been the leading veterans group pushing for accountability… Read more »

Senate Committee Must Push for Efficient Defense Spending

Arlington, VA – Today the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) held a hearing on the posture of the 2018 Department of Defense (DoD) budget. President Trump has requested $639.1 billion in defense spending. Defense Secretary James Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Donford testified. Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Policy Director Dan Caldwell issued the following statement: “The Department of… Read more »

CVA Statement on SVAC Passage of VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act

Arlington, VA – Earlier this afternoon, the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee (SVAC) passed the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017, or S.1094, with minimal changes. The VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 will reduce the time it takes to fire bad employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), give Secretary… Read more »