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POLL: Veterans and military families favor more health care choice for veterans, increasingly support ending ‘endless wars’

New poll shows significant majority of veterans support more restrained foreign policy, veterans’ health care choice, and reining in national debt   ARLINGTON, Va.—Veterans and military families remain staunchly supportive of ending America’s wars in the Middle East and increasing health care options for our nation’s veterans according to the latest polling from Concerned Veterans… Read more »

CVA to POTUS, VA, Congress: Here’s how to ensure veterans maintain care amid crisis

Veterans group sends policy recommendations that provide for public need and ensure veterans’ access to care   ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) on Thursday sent a letter to President Trump, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Wilkie and members of Congress outlining a set of policy recommendations and actions that will ensure veterans maintain… Read more »

CVA on 18 years of US engagement in Afghanistan

Grassroots veterans group calls for end to America’s longest war   ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Executive Director, Nate Anderson, on Monday issued the following statement marking the 18th anniversary of U.S. military engagement in Afghanistan following the 9/11 attacks: “As of today, American troops have been engaged in Afghanistan for 18 years—America’s longest… Read more »

CVA on budget deal: ‘nothing more than kicking the can down the road’

Veterans group pans budget deal as irresponsible, threat to national security   ARLINGTON, Va.—As lawmakers and the administration reached an agreement on a two-year, bipartisan budget, Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Executive Director Nate Anderson released the following statement criticizing the deal: “National security is not a function of military might alone; it requires principled… Read more »

CVA applauds amendment mandating Congressional authorization before potential conflict with Iran

Veterans group praises Gaetz/Khanna amendment to FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act reasserting Congress’s constitutional role as a co-equal branch in matters of armed conflict   ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) commended the House on Friday for passing a measure to ensure military action cannot be taken against Iran without Congressional approval, reasserting Congress’s role… Read more »

CVA statement on defense appropriations bill with 2001 AUMF repeal

CVA applauds AUMF repeal amendment, discouraged by excessive spending   ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Executive Director Nate Anderson released the following statement on Wednesday following the passage of the House Minibus Appropriations package, which included appropriations for the Department of Defense with a key provision from Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) to repeal the… Read more »

POLL: Veterans and Military Families support VA choice, more restrained foreign policy

New poll shows support for Afghanistan and Syria withdrawal and Trump Administration efforts to expand veterans’ health care choice   A new poll commissioned by Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) and conducted by In Pursuit Of, LLC shows veterans and military family members favor increased choice in the delivery of veterans’ health care, a more… Read more »