August 13, 2018

LISTEN: Here’s What CVA’s Dan Caldwell Has to Say About the VA

The Department of Veterans Affairs has serious flaws. But the VA also plays a vital role in veterans’ well-being after their service. In a recent interview with Connecting Vets, Concerned Veterans for American Executive Director Dan Caldwell shared CVA’s vision for how the VA should work better for veterans. “We want the VA to be… Read more »

August 10, 2018

Ted Cruz Outlines the Most Important Reforms Needed at the VA

San Angelo had an opportunity to talk with Sen. Ted Cruz about veterans and military issues on Wednesday. The senator joined Concerned Veterans for America for our Defend and Reform Town Hall series to discuss changes being made at the Department of Veterans Affairs. CVA’s executive director, Dan Caldwell, discussed major legislative victories for veterans… Read more »

August 3, 2018

#VAFail – “Enough Is Enough”: VA Employees Call for Action at Washington, D.C. Facility

Robert Wilkie is just a few days into serving as Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, but there are plenty of problems waiting for him when he starts. He’s already received a letter from several employees at the VA’s medical facility in Washington, D.C., asking VA leadership to address serious concerns in their own… Read more »

July 31, 2018

This Week on the Hill

It’s going to be a quiet week, as most members of the House of Representatives have headed home to their districts for August recess. The Senate is scheduled to be in session this week and throughout most of the month of August. But the break won’t halt all activity from the House Veterans Affairs Committee…. Read more »

July 30, 2018

There’s Something for Everyone in This List of HVAC Accomplishments

Last week, the House Veterans Affairs Committee held a press conference highlighting the bipartisan wins that have taken place in the last 18 months. These bills touch the lives of millions of veterans, affecting health care, education, benefits or transition to civilian life. The committee has passed around 80 bills on to the full House… Read more »

July 27, 2018

#VAFails Don’t Take a Summer Vacation

Many people use July to take a family vacation, but the Department of Veterans Affairs hasn’t taken the month off from failing veterans. From Colorado to North Carolina, VA mismanagement and misconduct is rampant. Here are July’s top five #VAFails from around the country. A VA doctor in North Carolina reportedly admitted he’d been drinking before… Read more »

July 25, 2018

Wilkie Confirmed as VA Secretary, Now the Hard Work Begins

This week the Senate confirmed Robert Wilkie as secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Wilkie received broad bipartisan support with an 86-9 vote. But confirmation was the easy part. Running the VA has proven to be a challenge for many of Wilkie’s predecessors. The VA is the second largest agency in the federal government… Read more »