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CVA Statement on Responsible Defense Spending

Arlington, VA – Today President Trump will unveil his full fiscal 2018 budget to Congress. Early reports indicate that President Trump intends to request $603 billion in defense spending. Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Policy Director Dan Caldwell issued the following statement: “Despite comprising such a large chunk of our federal budget, the Pentagon has never been audited… Read more »

CVA Supports New Thornberry Acquisition Bill

Arlington, VA — Today Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, introduced a defense acquisition reform bill called the Defense Acquisition Streamlining and Transparency Act. This legislation would streamline and modernize the acquisition system, allowing the Department of Defense (DoD) to buy military goods faster and at better prices. The legislation will… Read more »

CVA Comments on Hearing Focused on VA Efficiency

Arlington, VA – Today the Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies met to discuss efficiency within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) has been supportive of VA Secretary David Shulkin’s efforts to increase efficiency and choice within the department. CVA Policy Director Dan Caldwell issued the following statement: “It defies logic… Read more »

CVA Commends Florida Legislature for Rejecting Enterprise Florida

Tallahassee, FL – Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) is applauding the Florida House and Senate for passing a budget that will not include Enterprise Florida, a costly corporate welfare program that hands out taxpayer funds to a few, large benefiting companies at the expense of many hardworking Floridians. CVA Coalitions Director Diego Echeverri issued the following statement:  “It’s… Read more »

CVA Statement On Secretary Shulkin’s Bold Effort to Make VA More Efficient

Arlington, VA – At a House hearing yesterday, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary David Shulkin stated that he’d identified hundreds of empty or under-utilized VA buildings costing the federal government $25 million annually. He said that he would work with Congress in prioritizing buildings for closure. An internal VA report showed that of the… Read more »

CVA Applauds Shulkin for Making Responsible Personnel Decisions

Arlington, VA – Today the Associated Press reported that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will leave more than 4,000 positions unfilled, citing the need for a “leaner” and “more accountable” VA as the department begins allowing more veterans to seek care outside of the VA. Secretary Shulkin said that the positions would be left… Read more »

CVA Drops Anti-EFI Direct Mail

Tallahassee, FL – Today Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) is launching a direct mail campaign urging state Senators in Florida to follow the House’s lead and reject corporate welfare this session. The move is a nod to Enterprise Florida, a corporate welfare program that uses taxpayer dollars to pay out special interests. “We don’t make… Read more »