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June 30, 2017

Ten Essential Principles of Veterans’ Health Care Reform

America has a responsibility to care for veterans who served honorably in our military. The question is not whether veterans should receive timely quality health care, but how to best deliver that care. We must keep faith with America’s wounded warriors and we must also ensure taxpayer dollars are spent responsibly. So, it is critical we… Read more »

June 29, 2017

#VAFail – GAO Report Finds VA Failing to Keep Updated Data and Records

It’s common sense: accurate record-keeping is the foundation of any successful business or organization. It’s a reflection of the respect the organization has for its customers and their needs. But common sense has been in short supply in recent years at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Following reports of VA budget challenges and previous VA… Read more »

June 23, 2017

Pentagon Spends $28 Million on Afghanistan Uniforms for Fashion Reasons

Fashion may be a priority for former Afghanistan Defense Minister, Abdul Rahim Wardak, when it comes to military uniforms. A recent report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction shows that the Pentagon spent nearly $28 million on Afghanistan’s camouflage uniforms because, as the inspector general told USA Today, the defense minister “thought that… Read more »

June 22, 2017

VA Secretary announces plans to close unused, vacant facilities

Earlier this week, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it will move forward with getting rid of its vacant buildings in two years. Vacant and underused facilities, both in the VA and Department of Defense, serve as an unnecessary drain on funding. Officials in both those departments have asked for the facilities to… Read more »

June 21, 2017

CVA Joins 30 Bipartisan Groups Calling for Congress to Authorize BRAC

A bipartisan group of more than 30 different organizations, including Concerned Veterans for America, have joined a loud chorus of senior military officials and top lawmakers of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees advocating for the military to eliminate excess infrastructure. In an open letter to the Senate and House Armed Services Committee, the… Read more »

June 19, 2017

Free Speech Is Under Fire From New Mexico’s Secretary of State [UPDATE]

Free speech advocates breathed a sigh of relief in April when New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez vetoed a bill restricting citizens’ freedoms of speech and association. It was a short breath. The bill required supporters of non-profits and charitable organizations to disclose their personal information to the government. Now, seemingly before the ink has dried… Read more »

June 19, 2017

Circuit Court Nominees Pledge to Follow Rule of Law and Constitution

Federal Circuit Court nominees John K Bush and Kevin Newsom reaffirmed their commitment to the rule of law and the Constitution during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week. Both nominees pledged that they were dedicated to following the facts of the case, adhering to precedent, and setting aside any personal or political… Read more »