February 22, 2024

VA gives unacceptable answers for how it’s handling accusations of sexual harassment

The House Veterans Affairs Committee continues its investigation into accusations of sexual harassment at the department and the VA’s failure to adequately investigate those claims. Last fall, several whistleblowers alerted HVAC about alleged sexual harassment by supervisors that had been festering for months in the Office of Resolution Management, Diversity, and Inclusion. HVAC reached out… Read more »

January 30, 2024

VA leader calls community care an ‘easy button,’ urges staff not to use it 

Community care is a vital part of the veterans health care system. It mandates an avenue for veterans to get the care in the community they need when they need it, rather than VA-provided care being their only option.   But the VA is concerned with its self-preservation and would prefer community care, which Congress directed… Read more »

January 26, 2024

#VAFail: Significant issues found with suicide crisis line, leading to calls for accountability and reform

For more than 15 years, the federal government’s Veterans Crisis Line has been a resource for former military members who need an immediate connection to specially trained mental health responders. While the resource has helped many veterans, it isn’t perfect. And, like many top-down programs with no competition, it can take months or years to… Read more »

January 23, 2024

CVA to Congress: Investigate sexual harassment at VA and restore accountability

The Department of Veterans Affairs has a duty and responsibility to provide needed care and benefits to veterans. But misconduct, harassment, and a lack of accountability consistently get in the way of that mission.  The House Veterans Affairs Committee recently voted to subpoena documents regarding sexual harassment in the VA’s Office for Resolution Management, Diversity… Read more »

January 19, 2024

#VAFail: VA denies Vietnam veteran’s claim he was in combat, despite paperwork and injuries

In a time when the Vietnam War was raging, and many Americans were taking out their anger on the fighters rather than the war, it would have been easy to stay home.  But Frank Lagana was a faithful Marine who didn’t shy away from a fight.  Decades later, when he reached out to the VA… Read more »

January 2, 2024

Watch: Veteran’s spouses give a glimpse into Montana’s VA challenges

Montana is becoming a prime destination for more and more veterans and their families. But are the state’s Veterans Affairs facilities prepared to help those that call Montana home?  Two veterans’ spouses sat down to share their stories of struggles with the VA.  In TJ’s heartfelt account, he shares his wife’s struggle to secure community… Read more »

December 26, 2023

Year in review: These are the 10 worst #VAFails of 2023

If you’re a faithful follower of Concerned Veterans for America, you’ve read a #VAFail or two this year.   But what is the worst of the worst?  From bullying good employees out of their jobs to actively hiding information from FOIA requests to fatal mishandling of care, it’s been a year of failure at the… Read more »