We at CVA just released our 2022 policy agenda. In it, we’ve identified ways for our grassroots army to drive change in this country, from how the U.S. approaches foreign policy, to how it takes care of its veterans after service. We’re partnering with our activists across the country to call for: Withdrawing all troops... Read more »
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Ready or not, 2022 is in full swing. We at CVA have plans to make this our most effective year ever, working with and for our fellow veterans to continue defending the freedom we fought for in uniform. We’ll do this the same way we always have, by amplifying your voices and speaking up on... Read more »
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One of the biggest pieces of legislation you might not have heard about this year amid all the news about the budget reconciliation debate is the National Defense Authorization Act, which recently passed the House. The NDAA is the country’s annual defense spending authorization bill, setting our military budget for the next year. Though lawmakers... Read more »
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“We failed the audit, but we never expected to pass it.” That is what then-Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan said in 2018 when the DOD participated in and failed its first ever financial audit. Yes, the Pentagon has been going through financial audits for only three years. It failed all three times. But a... Read more »
What’s next for VA reform? Policy Director Juliana Heerschap details what’s on the horizon for veterans’ health care.
Concerned Veterans for America has released its 2021 policy agenda , and our grassroots army is hard at work sharing our solutions to the nation’s greatest challenges. This year’s agenda is packed full of ideas for continuing to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs and ensuring veterans receive the care they were promised. We’ve been... Read more »
When Concerned Veterans for America’s 2020 policy agenda was released, we couldn’t have imagined a global pandemic would shortly follow. Still, we were able to make great strides in the effort to end our nation’s endless wars and protect veterans’ health care options, even with all the challenges of the past year. We found many... Read more »
In a recent poll, Concerned Veterans for America found veterans and their families are increasingly looking to draw down military engagement around the world. More than two thirds of veterans, 67 percent, voiced support for withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, up nearly 10 points (8%) from just three years ago. Similarly, 68 percent of veterans support full withdrawal from Iraq. A majority... Read more »
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Despite challenges posed by COVID-19, virtual town halls enabled CVA to engage lawmakers on crucial reforms
No in-person events in 2020? No problem. Concerned Veterans for America adapted to the challenges of COVID-19 restrictions and regulations with more than 10 policy forums with lawmakers. While we love getting together with our supporters and activists for town halls with their representatives in Congress, 2020 provided us with a unique opportunity to bring... Read more »
Federal spending efforts should be focused on helping people who are hurting. Instead, many states would use bailout money as an opportunity to clean up fiscal mistakes of the past. Recently, Concerned Veterans for America joined Americans for Prosperity and The Libre Initiative in calling for members of Congress to reject massive state bailouts that... Read more »
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Our Executive Director, Nate Anderson, “sat down” with Texas Representative Chip Roy on April 3rd to discuss issues important to veterans and all Americans as we go through the COVID-19 crisis as a nation. From health care to the VA’s response, to federal spending, we touch on a number of important topics. You can watch... Read more »
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