November 8, 2017

#VetsWeek: From a Philadelphia Tavern to Foreign Shores: Honoring the U.S. Marine Corps

During the American Revolution, many important political discussions took place inside the walls of inns and taverns in Philadelphia—including one that led to the founding of the Marine Corps. Since that day in the tavern, Marines have served and sacrificed so much for our country’s freedom. The Beginning In 1775, members of the Continental Congress… Read more »

November 7, 2017

#VetsWeek: Honoring Our Nation’s Sailors

This Veterans Week, Concerned Veterans for America is thanking members of each branch of the military. Today we focus on the sailors of the U.S. Navy who’ve served and sacrificed so much for our country’s freedom. Their proud history and tradition prove the Navy is one of the greatest fighting forces of all time. The… Read more »

November 7, 2017

Common Sense Bill Addresses Old, Empty, and Unused VA Buildings

Introduced last week in the House Veterans Affairs Committee, a major VA reform bill is slated for mark up this Wednesday. The bill, the VA Asset and Infrastructure Review Act of 2017, sets to address the hundreds of empty and under-utilized VA buildings by establishing a commission to make recommendations on modernization, consolidation, and realignment… Read more »

November 6, 2017

#VetsWeek: Veterans of the U.S. Army – First to Fight

The men and women of the Army joined the longest-established American military organization, finding their roots in the time before the birth of our country. Established by the Second Continental Congress in 1775, the Continental Army fought for freedom throughout the Revolutionary War. Soldiers in the Army have been involved in every major conflict since… Read more »

November 6, 2017

This week on the Hill: VA reform bills heading to markup

Several pieces of legislation will be marked up by the House Veterans Affairs Committee this week, in an effort to bring much needed changes and reforms to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The committee will be marking up both the VA Care in the Community Act and the Asset and Infrastructure Review Act of… Read more »

November 1, 2017

VA establishes new “improvement center” to combat issues in facilities

The VA has recently opened a new “healthcare improvement center” at its Washington, DC headquarters meant to boost visibility over problems at VA hospitals. This new center allows staff members to track problems at local VA hospitals and begin the process of fixing those issues. This new improvement center allows the VA to address issues… Read more »

October 30, 2017

#VAFail – VA discovers secret wait list for appointments in Omaha

Secret appointment wait lists are alive and well at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), according to a letter from VA officials. The Omaha, Nebraska VA created and maintained a secret wait list for psychotherapy appointments that delayed care for 87 veterans in just 2017 alone. The VA has blamed the wait lists on “training… Read more »