Historic VA Reform Passes U.S. Senate

In an historic move, the Senate passed the Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014 (S.2450) last week-a compromise bill struck by Senator John McCain and Senator Bernie Sanders.

The deal, which incorporates three different VA reform bills, will allow veterans to seek healthcare at a private facility outside the VA healthcare system if they experience long wait times or live more than 40 miles from a VA facility. The legislation also makes it much easier to fire failing VA officials.

Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) applauds this historic legislation, and has been fighting for#VAaccountability from the start. CVA will continue to follow S.2450 as it makes its way towards the President in the near future. With that said, the fight is not yet over. Veterans are still facing outrageous wait times at the VA, and CVA will not stop fighting until our veterans get the #VAaccountability that they deserve.

Want to help CVA stand up for America’s heroes? Here’s what you can do to get involved:

CVA – Palatka
Tuesday, June 17, 5:00-8:00 PM
#FreedomPhoning for #VAacountability with the American Legion.
The American Legion Post # 45, 316 Osceola Street, Palatka, FL 32131 
RSVP here

CVA – North Florida 
Tuesday, June 17, 6-8 PM
Phone Bank w/ North Central Florida Tea Party
Columbia County Library – 308 NW Columbia Ave. Lake City, FL 32055 
RSVP here

CVA – Sarasota/Bradenton
Wednesday, June 18th, 5:30-8:00 PM
Airport Holiday Inn – 8009 15th St E. Sarasota Fl 34243 
RSVP here

CVA – Greater Tampa Bay (Brandon)
Monday, June 23rd, 10AM-12:30PM
Strike Team Training/Phone Bank.
Complimentary lunch will be served by CVA.
Holiday Inn Express – 510 Grand Regency Blvd., Brandon, FL 33510 
RSVP here

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