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

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“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 » The post Actually, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, the VA Does Need to be Reformed appeared first on Concerned Veterans for America.

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Survey Says … Vets and Military Families Support More Choice

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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 » The post Survey Says … Vets and Military Families Support More Choice appeared first on Concerned Veterans for America.

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Here’s the Plan: CVA’s 2019 Federal Legislative Agenda

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There’s plenty of work to be done in Washington this year, work that effects veterans and civilians across the country. As the new Congress gets settled in, we’re making sure they prioritize veterans and the freedoms we fought to defend. Yesterday, Concerned Veterans for America released its 2019 federal legislative agenda, outlining our targets for... Read more » The post Here’s the Plan: CVA’s 2019 Federal Legislative Agenda appeared first on Concerned Veterans for America.

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Honoring a legacy of sacrifice

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The “Gold Star” originated 100 years ago with American involvement in World War I. The star was used as a way to indicate a family had lost a member during their service. Over the years, families who’ve lost loved ones during service, specifically those on active-duty, have come to be called Gold Star Families. The... Read more » The post Honoring a legacy of sacrifice appeared first on Concerned Veterans for America.

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Purple Heart Day

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Today is Purple Heart Day, a day we set aside to remember and honor those who’ve received the Purple Heart for being wounded or killed in combat. The award is one of the most prestigious that a member of the military can receive, as it indicates a level of danger and sacrifice that not all... Read more » The post Purple Heart Day appeared first on Concerned Veterans for America.

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Remembering those who sacrificed all

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Memorial Day serves as a time to remember those who’ve fallen on the battle field. From the winters of Valley Forge, Fort McHenry, the battlefield of Gettysburg, the Pacific Ocean, jungles of Vietnam, the mountains of Afghanistan and everything in between, hundreds of thousands have given their lives for this nation, its people, and its... Read more » The post Remembering those who sacrificed all appeared first on Concerned Veterans for America.

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Celebrating Military Spouses Appreciation Day

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The members of our military make sacrifices each and every day. They assume a lifestyle that puts service first, they move all over the world, they deploy to dangerous battlefields, and they put their lives in harm’s way for our protection. As a nation we recognize these sacrifices on a regular basis through military holidays,... Read more » The post Celebrating Military Spouses Appreciation Day appeared first on Concerned Veterans for America.

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Celebrating and Honoring Military Appreciation Month

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May is Military Appreciation Month. We celebrate and recognize multiple military holidays and remembrance days in May, so it’s appropriate that the whole month is dedicated to the military. We celebrate the end of World War II’s European campaign on Victory in Europe Day, recognize the support behind our service members on Military Spouses Day,... Read more » The post Celebrating and Honoring Military Appreciation Month appeared first on Concerned Veterans for America.

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Bill introduced to modify GI Bill benefits

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Last week, Representative Raul Labrador (R-ID) introduced HR 1112 to the House of Representatives to modify the GI Bill. This bill, along with a companion piece in the Senate introduced by Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID), would “permit the reassignment of veteran’s education benefits in cases where the designated beneficiary passes away.” Unfortunately, this bill bears... Read more » The post Bill introduced to modify GI Bill benefits appeared first on Concerned Veterans for America.

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North Carolina bill makes life easier for military families

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A new bill introduced last week in the North Carolina General Assembly would ease the occupational licensing burdens on military families. If the bill passes, military members and their spouses would be allowed to practice their professions while transitioning to North Carolina licensure. The legislation provides military-trained individuals and their spouses a temporary practice permit... Read more » The post North Carolina bill makes life easier for military families appeared first on Concerned Veterans for America.

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