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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 »

Repeal of Prevailing Wage Law Will Expand Opportunity for Wisconsin Veterans

Madison, WI – Today, Governor Scott Walker signed the state budget, which includes a full repeal of Wisconsin’s prevailing wage law. Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) recently urged members of the Assembly and Senate to move forward with a repeal of the prevailing wage. CVA Policy Director Dan Caldwell issued the following comment: “The prevailing wage will no longer stand… Read more »

Firing of DC VA Director Shows Accountability Reforms Are Working

Arlington, VA – Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the firing of Brian Hawkins, the former director of the Washington, D.C. VA Medical Center. In April, the IG issued a rare preliminary report alleging that veterans at the DC VA were in “imminent danger” under Hawkins’ watch. Hawkins was removed from his position almost immediately but was retained to… Read more »

Senate Judiciary Committee Should Advance the Nominations of Qualified Judges

Arlington, VA – Today the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on several qualified lower courts nominees, including Colorado Supreme Court Justice Alison Eid, nominee to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) is urging the Senate Judiciary Committee to move Justice Eid to a floor vote without delay because she is a highly-qualified nominee… Read more »

Concerned Veterans for America Adds New Western Field Director to Montana Team

Missoula, MT – Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) is announcing the hire of Sam Redfern, who will serve as the CVA Western Field Director in Montana. Redfern will continue developing a base of grassroots activists in the state, focusing primarily on reforming and fixing the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Sam joins CVA after over nine years of experience… Read more »