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 »

April 30, 2019

Meet CVA’s new executive director

This week, Concerned Veterans for America announced Nate Anderson as its new executive director. Anderson, who previously served as deputy executive director, follows in the footsteps of Dan Caldwell, who will keep ties with CVA as a senior advisor. Anderson has a long history of service to the country and to fellow veterans. After graduating… Read more »

April 29, 2019

This week on the Hill: Back in D.C. for important conversations

Congress is back in Washington after two weeks of district work. Many made the most of their time by hosting town halls to discuss what they’re working on back in Washington. In Texas, Reps. Dan Crenshaw and Chip Roy spoke with Concerned Veterans for America at our Defend and Reform town hall series.  .  The… Read more »

April 25, 2019

Actually, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, the VA Does Need to be Reformed

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” That’s what Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said at a recent town hall about the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system. The freshman representative believes the VA is providing “some of the highest quality” care and doesn’t need reform. Anyone paying attention to the news during the last five… Read more »

April 24, 2019

Survey Says … Vets and Military Families Support More Choice

Concerned Veterans for America recently commissioned a survey asking veterans and military households their opinions on delivery of veterans’ health care, foreign policy and federal spending. Veterans and military families made it clear they support more access to care outside the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system. A full 90% of veterans support being able to… Read more »

April 16, 2019

WATCH: CVA asks VA Secretary about the VA MISSION Act

“If a veteran cannot get a particular service from the Department of Veterans Affairs, then that veteran has the option of going out into the private sector to find that care.” That’s what VA Secretary Robert Wilkie said of the VA MISSION Act in a recent interview with CVA Executive Director Dan Caldwell. Caldwell sat… Read more »