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What is CVA working on in 2023? Here are our top priorities

2023 is shaping up to be a busy year. The new Congress is settling in, and members are setting their priories, presenting new opportunities for Concerned Veterans for America to share the issues veterans and military families are focused on. At CVA, our mission is to defend the freedoms we and our families fought and… Read more »

By Emilye Bell
Monday, February 27th 2023

Texas veteran: The VA shows cold indifference to the plight of veterans. I expect Texas lawmakers to change that

The Department of Veterans Affairs is entrusted with a sacred duty: to care for those who wore the uniform in service to this country. Caring for veterans includes managing the country’s largest health care system of VA facilities around the country. As a veteran of the U.S. Army, the spouse of a Marine, and a… Read more »

By Jessica Villarreal
Tuesday, February 21st 2023

Russ Duerstine: Congress should focus on veterans health care and foreign policy

Politicians are often “champions” for veterans and military families on the campaign trail, but will that carry over into the new Congress?  CVA Executive Director Russ Duerstine recently argued veterans health care and foreign policy should matter to members of the 118th Congress.  Russ wrote in The Hill:  For too long, veterans who receive their… Read more »

By Emilye Bell
Monday, February 6th 2023

#VAFail: Veteran’s arm has to be amputated after receiving poor care at Baltimore VA

When veterans visit a Veterans Affairs emergency room, they expect to be treated with the care and attention they deserve. But for a Baltimore-area veteran, that wasn’t the case.  A recent VA Office of Inspector General report details the tragic story.  The veteran went to the Baltimore VA emergency room with pain in his hand… Read more »

By Emilye Bell
Wednesday, February 1st 2023