June 3, 2019

This Week on the Hill: VA MISSION Implementation Week

The day we’ve been waiting for is finally upon us – implementation day for the VA MISSION Act community care program. On June 6, the Department of Veterans Affairs will go live with major sections of the VA MISSION Act, including the new Veterans Community Care Program and regulations that cover urgent care for vets…. Read more »

May 24, 2019

Here’s Who we Met at Vets on the Hill

2019 Vets on the Hill is in the books! Our staff of veterans and military family members from all over the country spent two packed days on Capitol Hill, meeting with congressional offices and members – 133 offices to be exact! CVA members visited offices from 18 states, Republicans and Democrats. They talked about the… Read more »

May 21, 2019

Meet the Vets on the Hill

This week, Concerned Veterans for America staff will attend more than 100 meeting with members of Congress and Hill staffers for our annual Vets on the Hill event. CVA’s veterans and military family members will discuss everything from veterans’ health care to defense spending to foreign policy. CVA’s staff members come from all walks of… Read more »

May 20, 2019

This week on the Hill: Vets Make Their Case to Congress

This is a special week on the Hill, as Concerned Veterans for America staff fly in from all over the country to meet with members of Congress about issues that are important to their veteran communities back home. This year, they’ll talk about veterans’ health care, the national debt, defense spending and foreign policy in… Read more »

May 16, 2019

State voices: Here’s how my state can help veterans

Lauren Stewart is the deputy state director of Americans for Prosperity – Virginia and a military spouse. Virginia has long been a home for veterans and military families. Our proximity to Washington, D.C. means many in the Pentagon commute from Northern Virginia. Our bases and surrounding cities are home to thousands of active duty service members and… Read more »

May 13, 2019

This week on the Hill: The VA health care budget

Committees are hard at work going through budget requests for fiscal 2020, including the House Veterans Affairs Committee. The House VA Committee is holding a hearing on a big-ticket item – the Veterans Health Administration budget request. On Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Health Subcommittee will hear from the VA’s executive in charge, Dr. Richard Stone, along… Read more »

May 6, 2019

This week on the Hill: Budget battles begin

Defense budgeting is in full swing in Washington. Committees and subcommittees have spent the last several weeks reviewing funding requests and hearing testimony from experts. House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith and ranking member Mac Thornberry announced the start of the fiscal 2020 defense authorization process. There will be plenty to watch for in… Read more »