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CVA Supports Common Sense VA Asset and Infrastructure Review

Arlington, VA – Today the House Veterans Affairs Committee is holding a hearing on The Asset and Infrastructure Review Act of 2017. This draft legislation would establish an independent commission to review the current Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) infrastructure. The effort would allow the VA to eliminate waste and allocate asset and infrastructure resources with greater efficiency…. Read more »

Investigation Finds the VA Concealed Serious Errors and Misconduct by Employees

Arlington, VA – A USA TODAY investigation released today found that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) concealed serious errors and misconduct by staff entrusted with the care of veterans. In as many as 126 cases, the VA found the workers’ misconduct or mistakes were serious enough that they should have been fired. In a majority of those settlements,… Read more »

CVA Activists Urge Senator Baldwin to Support Veterans Health Care Choice

Madison, WI – Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) activists are urging Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) to support giving veterans greater health care choice over where and when to use their benefits. Local officials and volunteers for the group are knocking on doors and making phone calls urging Senator Baldwin to support veterans health care choice. CVA Executive Director Mark Lucas issued the following comment: “Too often, veterans are trapped… Read more »

CVA Launches Digital Ad Telling NM Secretary of State to Stop Ignoring Citizens

Albuquerque, NM – Today Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) released a digital ad focusing on New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver’s refusal to acknowledge and consider the individual comments of hundreds of New Mexicans opposing her anti-free speech measure. After several public hearings, the Secretary’s office received over 750 comments from citizens opposed to her rule,… Read more »

President Trump Announces Eighth Round of Judicial Nominees

Arlington, VA – Today, President Trump announced his intent to nominate his eighth wave of judicial nominees. Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) is urging Congress to expedite the confirmation of Don Willett and Jim Ho for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit because they are highly-qualified nominees with strong records. Don Willett currently serves as a… Read more »

CVA Commends Ralph Erickson’s Confirmation to the 8th Circuit Court

Arlington, VA – Today the Senate voted to approve President Trump’s judicial nominee, Judge Ralph Erickson, to the lower courts. Erickson was unanimously approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee two weeks ago and will now serve his lifetime appointment on the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. Erickson has an abundance of state and federal experience and was unanimously… Read more »

Senate Judiciary Committee Should Move Qualified Nominees to Vote

Arlington, VA – Today the Senate Judiciary Committee is set to vote on several qualified lower court nominees, including Notre Dame Law Professor Amy Coney Barrett to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and Michigan Supreme Court Justice Joan Larsen, nominee to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. Justice Larsen had a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee… Read more »