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February 19, 2020

Here are CVA’s top policy priorities in 2020

Ending America’s endless wars. Ensuring veterans get the health care they were promised. Reining in reckless spending that threatens our national security.   Achieving even one of these objectives is an ambitious goal toward which to strive.   But in 2020, Concerned Veterans for America is taking on each of these issues and providing the unique perspective… Read more »

February 10, 2020

We had the courage to go to war, Congress should have the courage to vote on it

Constitutional duty is never something Congress should view as an option. But when it comes to war powers, that is exactly what happens. In the last two decades, members of Congress have willingly ceded their responsibilities to make tough choices about military action and war, often choosing politics over duty. The military continues to operate… Read more »

January 21, 2020

After three deployments to Afghanistan, this veteran knows it’s time to leave

Sam Rogers is no stranger to the conflict in Afghanistan. As a soldier and civilian, Sam has deployed to Afghanistan three times, not unlike thousands of other service members with multiple deployments. That’s what happens when a war lasts nearly two decades. During Sam’s first deployment in 2009, his unit was tasked with securing Kandahar… Read more »

December 17, 2019

5 biggest moments in 2019

It’s impossible to predict the future. But coming into 2019, the Concerned Veterans for America team knew its mission would roughly stay the same. We were ready for a new year of advocating on behalf of veterans and preserving the freedom we sacrificed for in uniform. We started this year with big ideas and bold… Read more »

December 10, 2019

What’s next for VA reform?

The Department of Veterans Affairs made huge progress when it launched community care and urgent care programs. Thanks to these new programs created under the VA MISSION Act, more veterans have access to care. Eligibility for community care programs has been a big hit with veterans so far. But the reforms are only getting started…. Read more »

December 3, 2019

Medicare for All would be bad for veterans. Here’s why.

Health care is at the top of voters’ priority lists, and for good reason. Many find it difficult to access timely and affordable care. For veterans especially, getting good care when and where they need it has been a struggle. However, recent reforms at the Department of Veterans Affairs have made it easier to seek… Read more »

November 20, 2019

Need to end ‘endless wars’ is gaining traction with veterans

“We signed up to defend our country. … We had friends killed or wounded in action; it wasn’t clear for what.” Dan Caldwell, Marine Corps veteran and senior advisor to Concerned Veterans for America, reflects on his service with both pride and realism. He understands why the United States went to Afghanistan 18 years ago,… Read more »