January 25, 2022

Americans in Iraq will continue to be attacked, despite ‘non-combat’ role

As of December 2021, U.S. military forces in Iraq have been designated as “non-combat” and are serving in a “train and equip” capacity. But Concerned Veterans for America Senior Advisor Dan Caldwell points out that this change in mission is “a distinction without a difference.”  The distinction doesn’t make troops any safer, especially given the… Read more »

January 14, 2022

The Biden administration is delaying a key piece of veteran health care reform law. Here’s what you need to know.

The Department of Veterans Affairs quietly announced last week it will delay releasing recommendations for realigning health care facilities and options. This move is a violation of requirements in the VA MISSION Act, and further pushes back needed efforts to review and assess VA facilities and the care they offer. A key piece of the… Read more »

December 17, 2021

What we achieved together in 2021: VA accountability, Afghanistan withdrawal, and more

2021 was a year unlike any other. When we at Concerned Veterans for America announced our 2021 priorities, we couldn’t have imagined the hurdles that would arise or the issues our nation would face. Despite these challenges, our mission — to continue serving the country we fought for in uniform — guided the work we carried out alongside our… Read more »

December 8, 2021

Darin Selnick explains how the VA is violating federal health care law and overruling doctors’ decisions

Since passage of the VA MISSION Act in 2018 and rollout of new access standards for community care, veterans have had more options in where they get their medical care. At least, that is how the law was intended to work. Information obtained through Freedom of Information Act requests has revealed the Department of Veterans… Read more »

December 3, 2021

The VA is denying veterans the care they need

In a new opinion piece in the New York Post, Concerned Veterans for America Education Director John Byrnes, a Marine Corps and Army National Guard veteran who served combat tours in Somalia, Iraq and Afghanistan, recounts his unhappy experience with the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system. “Seven years ago, while suffering from excruciating pain, I attempted to make a… Read more »

November 23, 2021

Veterans are united on this: there must be accountability for Afghanistan

The 2022 National Defense Authorization Act won’t be voted on in the Senate until after Thanksgiving, but we’re still keeping an eye on a huge move toward accountability for the war in Afghanistan. A bill introduced by Sen. Tammy Duckworth to create a commission to study the full 20 years of war could be added… Read more »

November 12, 2021

Five ways to care for America’s veterans, on Veterans Day and every day

Our grassroots army at Concerned Veterans for America is dedicated to advocating for those who served this country in uniform. But are we as a country truly honoring the service and sacrifice of those who served in uniform? A look into how the Department of Veterans Affairs is managing veterans’ health care says no. According… Read more »