March 30, 2020

New VA policy proposal would severely limit veterans’ care during COVID-19 crisis

Our nation is in the midst of a health and economic crisis unlike any in living memory. Medical care providers are feeling immense pressure, especially at the Department of Veterans Affairs. As the coronavirus pandemic continues, the VA has been tasked with taking on its “fourth mission” – providing services for the civilian population. In… Read more »

March 16, 2020

Nate Anderson: ‘Sacrifice is best honored by making the right decision for our national interest. That means leaving Afghanistan.’

In February, the United States signed an agreement to begin withdrawing troops from Afghanistan. For those who served in Afghanistan and other countries as part of the Global War on Terror, this move was long overdue. In a recent op-ed, Concerned Veterans for America Executive Director Nate Anderson discussed what our nation’s engagement with other… Read more »

February 19, 2020

Here are CVA’s top policy priorities in 2020

Ending America’s endless wars. Ensuring veterans get the health care they were promised. Reining in reckless spending that threatens our national security.   Achieving even one of these objectives is an ambitious goal toward which to strive.   But in 2020, Concerned Veterans for America is taking on each of these issues and providing the unique perspective… Read more »

February 10, 2020

We had the courage to go to war, Congress should have the courage to vote on it

Constitutional duty is never something Congress should view as an option. But when it comes to war powers, that is exactly what happens. In the last two decades, members of Congress have willingly ceded their responsibilities to make tough choices about military action and war, often choosing politics over duty. The military continues to operate… Read more »

January 21, 2020

After three deployments to Afghanistan, this veteran knows it’s time to leave

Sam Rogers is no stranger to the conflict in Afghanistan. As a soldier and civilian, Sam has deployed to Afghanistan three times, not unlike thousands of other service members with multiple deployments. That’s what happens when a war lasts nearly two decades. During Sam’s first deployment in 2009, his unit was tasked with securing Kandahar… Read more »

December 17, 2019

5 biggest moments in 2019

It’s impossible to predict the future. But coming into 2019, the Concerned Veterans for America team knew its mission would roughly stay the same. We were ready for a new year of advocating on behalf of veterans and preserving the freedom we sacrificed for in uniform. We started this year with big ideas and bold… Read more »

December 10, 2019

What’s next for VA reform?

The Department of Veterans Affairs made huge progress when it launched community care and urgent care programs. Thanks to these new programs created under the VA MISSION Act, more veterans have access to care. Eligibility for community care programs has been a big hit with veterans so far. But the reforms are only getting started…. Read more »