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Florida veteran explains how the state can lead the way on VA reform

Hundreds of thousands of veterans make Florida their home, and lawmakers in the state have made caring for veterans a top priority over the years. CVA Coalitions Director and U.S. Army veteran Jimmie T. Smith hopes to see that continue in the new Congress. Jimmie made his case for more VA reforms in a recent… Read more »

By Emilye Bell
Monday, January 30th 2023

How much do you know about America’s alliances and foreign policy?

CVA Foundation launches new effort to educate Americans on a better foreign policy   With Russia’s war in Ukraine raging and China continuing to rise as a competitor to the United States, a wise, responsible foreign policy is vitally important. While many are questioning whether American alliances could potentially pull us into war with a… Read more »

By Emilye Bell
Monday, January 23rd 2023

#VAFail: The VA is actively withholding documents that could reveal more wait-time manipulation

Since 2021, Americans for Prosperity Foundation has been fighting to force the Department of Veterans Affairs to comply with a series of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests that seek information about wait times for veterans seeking medical appointments from VA facilities. So far, AFPF has been met with barrier after barrier stood up by… Read more »

By Emilye Bell
Tuesday, January 17th 2023

Did you miss this? Five big VA reforms passed in last year’s lame-duck session.

Congress often races to the finish line at the end of the year, leaving many Americans missing significant legislation and resolutions it has passed. Last year was no exception. At the end of 2022, lost among all the news of the lame-duck session and government funding bills, important legislation was passed to protect veterans –… Read more »

By Emilye Bell
Monday, January 9th 2023

America’s military makes sacrifices during the holidays. Here’s what Congress can do to better honor them

While Americans were celebrating the holidays, many military families and friends were missing their loved ones deployed oversees. More than 20 years of continuous war have meant constant deployments and missed memories at home that can never be replaced CVA Senior Coalitions Advisor Jason Beardsley spent many holidays deployed, sacrificing special moments with his wife… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Thursday, January 5th 2023