Group To Meet With GOP Candidates On Changes To Veterans' Services

Dec 4, 2015

A national veterans’ advocacy group is visiting with presidential candidates as they crisscross the country in effort to hold them accountable.

Members of Concerned Veterans of America will be in Iowa tomorrow and next week for a series of town hall meetings.  CVA Executive Director Pete Hegseth says it’s part of an effort get both Republicans and Democrats on the record.

"We’re working to get a piece of legislation that we will hope to move through the House and Senate and our goal is to have lawmakers from top to bottom on both sides of the aisle with legitimate reform ideas,” he says. 

Concerned Veterans of America is largely backed by the Koch Brothers, who support a number of libertarian and conservative issues.  CVA backs the partial privatization of the federal Veterans Health Administration.

The group will host Republican Ben Carson in Waterloo tomorrow and GOP Senator Marco Rubio in Des Moines next Thursday.