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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

Veteran Appreciation Dinner

Concerned Veterans for America is hosting an end of year Appreciation Veteran Dinner. This event is ideal for veterans, their families, and anyone interested in veteran affairs and issues. Come enjoy some good food and hear compelling stories from our veteran speakers. Learn what Concerned Veterans for America is all about, what we’re working on,… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Tuesday, October 17th 2017

A Force for Art: CVA Evening in the Courtyard

Join Concerned Veterans for America for an evening of patriotic art and dynamic guest speakers in the courtyard of the Veterans Art Center Tampa Bay. Dinner will be provided. Find out more and register here!

By Concerned Veterans for America
Friday, August 25th 2017

VA Accountability, Reforms and Health Care Options

Join us for an evening with Mark Lucas, Executive Director for Concerned Veterans for America, as we discuss VA accountability, reform, and health care options. Whether you are a veteran, veteran family member, or someone interested in veteran issues, this is the perfect event to learn more about what’s going on and how you can… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Tuesday, July 11th 2017

VA Accountability Update & BBQ

Join us for BBQ and an update on the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 from CVA Florida’s Coalitions Director, Diego Echeverri. Diego is an Army veteran who deployed to Afghanistan in 2003 as a 27D Paralegal Specialist assigned to the 10th Mountain Division. After leaving the Army, Diego went on to earn a Bachelor’s and MBA at Nova… Read more »

By Emilye Bell
Monday, May 22nd 2017