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Irresponsible bill Would Force VA to Potentially Waste Billions, Jeopardize Veterans’ Health Care

Grassroots veterans group blasts Senate bill that would eliminate Asset and Infrastructure Review portion of bipartisan VA MISSION Act   ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) announced its opposition to legislation to eliminate the asset and infrastructure review (AIR) mandated by the bipartisan VA MISSION Act. This bill, introduced by Sens. Rounds and Manchin, would force… Read more »

CVA Statement on POTUS, VA Budget Requests

ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Executive Director Dan Caldwell issued the following statement in response to the release of budget requests for FY2020 by President Trump and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA): “It is unsustainable to continually increase the VA’s budget by 5-10 percent every year. We appreciate the proposal to implement some… 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 commends Senators, VA Secretary, urges Congress to revisit Blue Water Navy issue

ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America Executive Director, Dan Caldwell, released the following statement regarding the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act: “Out of respect for all who rely on the VA today and those who may do so in the future, it is important to ensure the agency is able to provide care and benefits… Read more »

CVA Reacts to Federal Spending “Deal” Moving through Congress

Arlington, Va. — Concerned Veterans America is expressing opposition to the government spending deal currently moving through Congress. This measure allows for more increases in spending at the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs, but does not seriously tackle inefficiencies in both departments. CVA Executive Director Dan Caldwell released this statement: “CVA is… Read more »

CVA Statement on Newly Introduced House VA Reform Bills

Arlington, VA – House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN) has introduced two bills aimed at reforming the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The first bill reforms the VA’s choice and community care programs and the second bill would establish a commission to review and realign the VA’s infrastructure. The VA Care in the Community… 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 »