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August 20, 2018

What They’re Saying: Illinois Veteran Said This About the VA MISSION Act

Concerned Veterans for America fought for years to fix the beleaguered Veterans Choice Program. Now that the VA MISSION Act is law, the VCP will be consolidated with other community care programs to eliminate confusion and allow veterans more access to medical care outside the VA. So what do veterans think of the new law?… Read more »

August 15, 2018

#VAFail – Surgery Canceled Because the VA Missed a Step

Preparing for surgery isn’t a simple process. You take physical and mental steps in the days and hours before even entering the operating room. The Department of Veterans Affairs facility where you usually receive care decides they can’t conduct this particular surgery, so they say you can visit another hospital. The facility that conducts your… Read more »

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 »