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Why is the VA MISSION Act so important? Because the VA isn’t fixed yet

Has the Department of Veterans Affairs come a long way toward providing better care for veterans? Absolutely. But that doesn’t mean serious problems don’t persist. The VA is still not reliably tracking veterans’ wait times, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO). This assessment comes five years after the Phoenix VA scandal erupted, informing the… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Monday, July 29th 2019

Instead of throwing more money at the VA, why not try fixing its problems?

In the last 10 years, the Department of Veterans Affairs budget has more than doubled, reaching nearly $200 billion. Last week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked that if the debt limit is raised and federal spending levels increase, the treasury must provide another $22 billion to transfer to the VA. That extra spending was supposedly… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Wednesday, July 24th 2019

Like Reps. Gaetz and Khanna have done, Congress needs to take control of war powers

As tensions between the United States and Iran continue to grow, it’s becoming clearer that Congress needs to take back its constitutional responsibilities around war and peace and rigorously debate where, when, and why we send troops into harm’s way. Concerned Veterans for America Senior Advisor Dan Caldwell recently wrote in The Hill that Congress… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Thursday, July 11th 2019

Ride Share Rally – Allow Uber and Lyft in Alaska

Come join AFP Alaska and other supporters of bringing rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft to Alaska! We will have a few guest speakers sharing their story’s for why bringing rideshare to Alaska is so important. In addition we will be sending letters of support to our Representatives, to encourage them to pass SB14 as… Read more »

By Emilye Bell
Wednesday, April 12th 2017