October 21, 2022

Biggs and Stanwitz: ‘We will continue to fight for better health care options for veterans’

The Phoenix Veterans Affairs nursing home recently made the news as a rat infestation drove veterans out of the facility. The news brought back memories of the Phoenix VA wait time scandal and reminded veterans that they are often still stuck in a bureaucratic system with too few health care options. Recently, Rep. Andy Biggs… Read more »

October 14, 2022

Congress must fulfill its oath to support the Constitution by taking back its war powers

When members of the U.S. military take the oath of service, we swear to “support and defend the Constitution…[and] bear true faith and allegiance to the same.” I made this promise some 30 years ago when I joined the Marine Corps and later the Army National Guard. My oath to defend the Constitution would come… Read more »

October 3, 2022

Watch: CVA looks back at 10 years of defending freedom

Ten years ago, there was little to no accountability for employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs, veterans were stuck in the bureaucratic VA health care system, and the war in Afghanistan had no end in sight.  Now, all of that has changed.  Over the last decade, Concerned Veterans for America has amplified the voice… Read more »

September 26, 2022

Limiting health care options for veterans is dangerous and unsustainable

Recently, opponents of commonsense VA reforms have claimed the department and veterans would be better served by limiting veterans access to non-VA care and instead pouring more money into an already bloated VA system. Two VA experts, Darin Selnick and Brooks Tucker, responded to such misplaced suggestions in The Hill. In what has become an… Read more »

September 21, 2022

As Russia’s war in Ukraine continues, Americans still want to stay out

While Russia’s war in Ukraine rages on, lawmakers in Washington are continuing their efforts to fund Ukraine with billion in aid and weapons. But new polling shows that Americans are not on board with that amount of U.S. involvement, especially when wealthy European countries are not making the same level of investment. Take a look… Read more »

August 31, 2022

President Biden insults veterans by using HEROES Act to forgive civilian student loan debt

In the summer of 2003, my National Guard leadership informally alerted me that my unit would mobilize and deploy to Iraq. This news put a damper on my plans to finish my last semester and graduate from the City University of New York’s Hunter College. But I was just one of thousands of reservists and… Read more »

August 30, 2022

The VA is deliberately trying to stifle community care every step of the way – but there is hope

Recently, veterans health care has been front and center in the news with passage of the PACT Act. But in the conversation about covering care for toxic exposure we’re missing answers to a vital question – how is the Department of Veterans Affairs going to handle the influx of veterans with serious health problems? Wait… Read more »