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CVA Commemorates Memorial Day

Arlington, VA – Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Executive Director Mark Lucas issued the following statement on Memorial Day: “Today and every day, we remember each man and woman in uniform who gave their lives in service to our great nation and in defense of our freedoms. We also honor the loved ones of those brave… Read more »

CVA Statement on SVAC Passage of VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act

Arlington, VA – Earlier this afternoon, the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee (SVAC) passed the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017, or S.1094, with minimal changes. The VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 will reduce the time it takes to fire bad employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), give Secretary… Read more »

Veterans Found Cockroaches in Their Food at Hines VA

Arlington, VA – A newly-released report from the Office of the Inspector General confirms that as early as last year cockroaches were pervasive throughout the Hines Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facility in Illinois – and that senior leadership there knew and did nothing. The report confirms that veterans found cockroaches in and around their… Read more »

Congress Should Seek More Savings in VA Budget

Arlington, VA – Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) policy director Dan Caldwell released the following statement on President Trump’s proposed budget for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in FY2018: “There are a few good items in the new VA budget proposal, but overall it does not achieve Secretary Shulkin’s vision of a more efficient… Read more »

CVA to SVAC: Don’t Water Down VA Accountability Bill

Arlington, VA – Today the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee (SVAC) will markup S.1094, the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017. Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) is urging the SVAC to pass this legislation out of committee at Wednesday’s hearing without substantial changes to the bill. The bill will reduce the time it takes to fire bad… Read more »

Shulkin Must Make VA Efficiency a Priority in Budget Request

Arlington, VA – Today Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary David Shulkin will announce his department’s 2018 budget request. Tomorrow, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs will review the request in a hearing. Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Policy Director Dan Caldwell issued the following statement: “The VA has a lot of problems, but a lack of resources is not… Read more »

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 »

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