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CVA Statement on Possible Interim Afghan Peace Deal and Troop Withdrawal

Deal Step in Right Direction but Should Not Be Substitute for Full Withdrawal   ARLINGTON, Va.—In response to reports that the United States has reached an initial peace deal with the Taliban that would include a withdrawal of 6,000 troops, Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Senior Advisor Dan Caldwell issued the following statement: “If these reports of an… 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 Thanks Lawmakers for Standing Against Endless War

Veterans group praises lawmakers for important vote ensuring proper Congressional input before any offensive military force against Iran.   ARLINGTON, Va.—In a new digital ad campaign launched Friday, Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) is urging Americans to thank select lawmakers for their recent votes to reassert Congress’s constitutional role in matters of war and peace…. 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 »

New Joint Poll from Concerned Veterans for America and VoteVets Finds Strong Opposition to War with Iran

Survey of diverse states and key Congressional district shows a public united in its desire for public officials to stop march to more war   ARLINGTON, Va.—A new poll across five 2020 swing states, and a Congressional district with a large military community, shows strong opposition to a war with Iran, support for a repeal… 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 »

CVA, VoteVets applaud formation of bipartisan War Powers Caucus

Traditionally opposed veterans groups encouraged by bipartisan progress to reassert Congressional role in foreign policy   ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) and VoteVets on Tuesday commended the formation of the bipartisan War Powers Caucus in Congress. The bipartisan caucus was created by Reps. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), Ken Buck (R.-Colo.), and Barbara… Read more »