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There’s Something for Everyone in This List of HVAC Accomplishments

Last week, the House Veterans Affairs Committee held a press conference highlighting the bipartisan wins that have taken place in the last 18 months. These bills touch the lives of millions of veterans, affecting health care, education, benefits or transition to civilian life. The committee has passed around 80 bills on to the full House… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Monday, July 30th 2018

Wilkie Confirmed as VA Secretary, Now the Hard Work Begins

This week the Senate confirmed Robert Wilkie as secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Wilkie received broad bipartisan support with an 86-9 vote. But confirmation was the easy part. Running the VA has proven to be a challenge for many of Wilkie’s predecessors. The VA is the second largest agency in the federal government… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Wednesday, July 25th 2018

Empty Chair: Do You Know How Often Sen. Baldwin Misses Hearings?

Our elected officials are in Washington to do one job – represent the people of their state. We expect them to put in long days, go to committee hearings, and understand the problems their constituents face back home. When officials don’t do their jobs, it’s our duty to call them out, especially when their jobs… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Thursday, July 12th 2018

We Asked Candidates in Kansas About the Issues that Affect Veterans

This week, Concerned Veterans for America hosted a congressional GOP primary candidate forum in Leavenworth, Kansas. With such a large veteran population in the state, it’s important we have these conversations with candidates to highlight issues of importance to veterans. CVA’s executive director, Dan Caldwell, stressed that these are serious issues with “real-world consequences for… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Thursday, July 5th 2018

With Wilkie, Senate Is One Step Closer to Confirming a Qualified VA Secretary

Last week, VA secretary nominee Robert Wilkie sat before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee for a hearing on his qualifications to lead the beleaguered department. Members from both parties voiced confidence in Wilkie’s abilities, setting the stage for what would appear to be a smooth confirmation vote. Wilkie has the qualifications and experience that make… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Tuesday, July 3rd 2018