September 20, 2018

New Letter to President Trump: Congress Should Be Authorizing Military Engagement

Last week, a bipartisan cohort of representatives sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to seek congressional authorization before taking any further military action in Syria. Since the U.S. entered into the Syrian conflict in 2014, vague justifications derived from the post-9/11 Authorization for Use of Military Force have been used to support… Read more »

September 4, 2018

The 30 Day Countdown to VA MISSION ACT Implementation Has Begun

The VA MISSION Act was signed into law on June 6, 2018. After years of calling for reform, this was a monumental day for veterans who use the Department of Veterans Affairs for health care. Under the VA MISSION Act, the Veterans Health Administration will undergo structural changes that give veterans greater access to the… Read more »

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 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 »

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 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 »