Concerned Veterans for America Releases 2019 Legislative Agenda
Concerned Veterans for America, one of the leading veterans advocacy groups in the United States, recently released its 2019 legislative priorities pertaining to America’s veterans. Here’s their plan for 2019.
Monitoring recent VA reforms
The VA MISSION Act is undoubtedly the most important piece of VA reform legislation passed in recent memory. Concerned Veterans for America, along with other veterans advocacy groups like Veterans Action Network, will continue to monitor the implementation progress of the Act which, among other things, seeks to expand access to private healthcare options for veterans.
Concerned Veterans for America will also be monitoring the new VA Whistleblower Protection Act which aims to increase accountability and transparency within the department.
Strong national defense
CVA is also renewing its commitment to advocate for a strong national defense, which it claims is the most vital role the government plays. It is their view that a strong national defense depends in large part on responsible spending by the Department of Defense, which CVA says has been wasteful and fiscally irresponsible.
CVA is also focusing on fiscal irresponsibility outside of the military budget. According to the group, “We didn’t put on a uniform and protect the country only to watch lawmakers expose the nation to more danger through reckless spending and debt accumulation. We’ll continue demanding that Congress stop playing political games with the financial health of the country.”
We could not agree more. WIthout sound fiscal management by our government, the United States will eventually face a crisis that is beyond the strength of our military to fix. In short, continued fiscal irresponsibility on the part of politicians in Washington will result in our nation collapsing from the inside.
Veterans Action Network certainly supports the initiatives outlined by Concerned Veterans for America this year. We hope that our separate efforts to advocate for the rights of veterans ultimately furthers this nationwide mission.