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ICYMI (AUDIO): Vets Groups Explain Opposition to Massive Vets Spending Bill

COLA cuts need to be repealed, but not through deficit spending

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In case you missed it, this morning Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) — a veterans advocacy organization — along with AMVETS, held a press call to explain why they oppose the new omnibus bill introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) known as the Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits and Military Retirement Pay Restoration Act of 2014 (S.1950).  Not all veterans organizations support this bill, and CVA wanted to make that fact clear.

On the call was Pete Hegseth, CEO of Concerned Veterans for America, Darin Selnick, CVA's top VA advisor, and Stewart Hickey, Executive Director of AMVETS.

Both organizations explained their shared, and separate reasons for opposition.  LISTEN.

"Bigger' doesn't mean 'better,' and the Sanders bill would only foist new responsibilities and promises on a federal department that is already overwhelmed and overburdened," said Pete Hegseth. "The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) should keep the promises they've already made, rather than create new ones—imposing even longer wait times and poorer quality service for veterans."

Audio of CVA and AMVETS opposition is available HEREhttps://soundcloud.com/concernedvets/press-call-vets-groups-explain

Concerned Veterans for America is a non-partisan, non-profit, 501(c)(4) organization that advocates for policies that will preserve the freedom and prosperity we and our families so proudly fought and sacrificed to defend.

SOURCE Concerned Veterans for America

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