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CVA responds to State of the Union

Grassroots veterans group praises foreign policy, choice for veterans ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Executive Director Dan Caldwell on Tuesday released the following statement in response to President Trump’s State of the Union Address: “The greatest respect we can pay to our veterans is to ensure their sacrifices were made for the preservation of… Read more »

CVA releases 2019 federal legislative agenda

Grassroots veterans group cautiously optimistic as it releases ambitious agenda to protect past legislative gains and grow into new issue areas ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) on Tuesday released its 2019 federal legislative agenda, laying down markers for the new Congress on important issues. The group looks to build on the momentum it created… Read more »

CVA statement on President Trump’s decision to remove U.S. Troops from Syria

ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Executive Director, Dan Caldwell, released the following statement in support of President Trump’s decision to remove U.S. troops from Syria: “Protection of our core national interests no longer requires a military presence in Syria, and we commend President Trump’s decision to withdraw our troops from the country. While our… Read more »

CVA Urges Congress to Strengthen Military by Reducing Waste

Arlington, VA – Today members of the joint House and Senate conference committees will meet to negotiate a final version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This meeting will start the official conference process to discuss the two versions of the legislation H.R. 2810 (115). Earlier this year, Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) released their NDAA recommendations for… Read more »

Congress Misses Opportunity for Common-Sense DoD Reform

Arlington, VA – This evening, the Senate passed the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and failed to include an amendment proposed by Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) to implement another round of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) in 2019. BRAC is the process of closing down empty or under-utilized military bases that are costing… Read more »

CVA Joins Bipartisan Coalition Pushing for McCain-Reed Amendment on BRAC

Arlington, VA — Today Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) joined a broad, bipartisan coalition in support of the proposed amendment on Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) introduced by Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Jack Reed (D-RI). Coalition members include the Project on Government Oversight, the Defense Priorities Initiative, and Heritage Action for America. The coalition… Read more »

CVA Urges Senate to Include McCain-Reed Amendment in NDAA

Arlington, VA — Today, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) filed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which would establish a commission to head up a new round of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) in 2019. A new round of BRAC is estimated to save potentially $2 billion dollars. Officials… Read more »