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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

RECAP: Vets on the Hill back in DC!

Recently, veterans from all over the country arrived in Washington for Concerned Veterans for America’s Vets on the Hill project!  These vets spent the week speaking with members of Congress about the issues that matter most to them and their families – specifically reform of the Veterans Health Administration. Since the first wave of Vets on… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Monday, June 4th 2018

Colorado Rep. Has Bold Ideas for Fixing Veterans Health Care

Rep. Doug Lamborn is trying to give more health care options to veterans, not just in his home state of Colorado, but nationwide.   Last year, Rep. Lamborn introduced the Veterans Empowerment Act, which would expand the health care options outside the Department of Veterans Affairs to include private providers. Using arbitrary criteria, the Veterans Choice Program governs whether a veteran can… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Tuesday, February 27th 2018