April 12, 2017

How bad was the Phoenix VA scandal?

This week marks three years since the Phoenix VA wait list scandal broke. Since then, VA facilities across the country have been exposed for manipulating wait times, wasting funds, providing poor quality of care, and retaliating against whistleblowers. So was the situation in Phoenix really that bad? And has it gotten any better? Take a… Read more »

April 12, 2017

What have we learned about the VA since Phoenix?

It’s been three years since we learned veterans in Phoenix were forced to wait months for care and many died while they waited on secret lists created by VA employees. Administrators at the VA Hospital in Phoenix doctored wait times to meet wait time goals and collect bonuses. Wait list manipulation kept 1,700 veterans who had requested appointments… Read more »

April 10, 2017

These Senators have stood up for VA accountability

Several members of the United States Senate have stepped up in a big way to bring accountability to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and ensure veterans are properly taken care of. On March 2, 2017, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability First Act of 2017. This bill is a… Read more »

April 7, 2017

HVAC Hearings on Veteran Crisis Line’s Continued Negligence Shows Need for Aggressive Congressional Oversight

Countless Americans have selflessly answered the call to defend America’s freedom and prosperity by serving in the military. Why can’t the Veterans Crisis Line answer veterans’ calls when they need it the most?   That was the question being investigated by the House Veterans Affairs Committee (HVAC) on Tuesday during a full committee oversight hearing… Read more »

April 6, 2017

House votes to extend the Veterans Choice Program

Yesterday the House of Representatives moved forward on legislation sent over from the Senate to extend the sunset date of the Veterans Choice Program. This program, first enacted in 2014 after the Phoenix VA wait list scandal, partially reformed VA medical care to allow some vets to access their medical care in the private sector… Read more »

April 5, 2017

Honor Gold Star Spouses Today

Military sacrifice doesn’t just come by way of the men and women in uniform. The families of our service members play a unique and difficult role in the military community. They move around the country or world, they wait at home during deployment, and provide physical and emotional support afterwards. In the worst of circumstances,… Read more »

April 5, 2017

CVA Continues Unprecedented Grassroots Effort to Confirm Gorsuch

As Democrats in the Senate continue to engage in political theater surrounding Judge Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, Concerned Veterans for America has continued its unprecedented grassroots effort to hold Senators accountable. Our work hasn’t gone unnoticed – three Democrat Senators now plan on voting to confirm Judge Gorsuch. Debate on the Senate… Read more »