Grassroots group has been encouraging reforms to VA health care system, urging Congress to act. Arlington, Va. — Concerned Veterans for America is applauding the White House for pressing to expand health care choices for veterans as Congress crafts legislation in both chambers to stabilize and improve the VA health care system. The Military Times reported today… Read more »
Arlington, VA — Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Executive Director Mark Lucas issued the following statement regarding the Presidential signing of the bipartisan “Forever” GI Bill: “Taking care of our veterans includes empowering them with the opportunity to succeed. The new GI Bill expands veterans’ access to education in a fiscally responsible manner, ensuring that the benefit will be available for… Read more »
Arlington, VA — Today President Trump is expected to sign S. 114, which will provide six months of emergency funding for the Veterans Choice Program. The program had been facing an urgent budget shortfall after referrals to the program increased. Through this measure, $2.1 billion will be appropriated for the Veterans Choice Program and another… Read more »
Arlington, VA — Today Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Shulkin and President Trump announced that they will shift the department’s existing Electronic Health Record (EHR) system to a commercial off-the-shelf product in order to modernize the VA’s approach to information technology (IT). Shulkin specified that the VA will move to the same system currently used by the Department of Defense (DoD). Concerned… Read more »
Arlington, VA – Today President Trump signed a reauthorization and extension of the Veterans Choice Act, which was passed by the Senate earlier this month. Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Executive Director Mark Lucas attended the signing ceremony. Lucas issued the following statement: “President Trump is upholding the promises he made to veterans and we… Read more »
Arlington, Va. – Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) will host a press conference in Phoenix, Arizona, Friday, April 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the cabanas at Steele Indian School Park to mark the two year anniversary of the start of the VA wait list scandal.