February 16, 2017

Sen. Ernst Calls for Gorsuch’s SCOTUS Confirmation As Defender of Constitution

As veterans, we have a sacred relationship with the U.S. Constitution because we have sacrificed our lives to defend it. Just because we took off our uniforms doesn’t mean our fight to protect it is over—now we must fight for leadership that will do the same. President Donald Trump has nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill… Read more »

February 16, 2017

#VAFail – Improper payments of burial benefits go to veterans who are still living

The Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a report last week finding that during a six-month period, the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) improperly authorized 28% of its automated payments. These improper payments “included payments to spouses who were no on veterans’ records at the date of death or who were deceased, multiple payments,… Read more »

February 15, 2017

#VAFail – GAO Finds VA Employees Spent Millions of Hours on Union Work Instead of Actual Jobs

If you showed up to work and spent all your time doing something other than your daily duties, you’d expect to get fired, right?  Not at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reveals that employees at the VA have spent more than a million hours on… Read more »

February 14, 2017

‘Future of the Courts’ Series with Sen. Joni Ernst

Tomorrow, Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) will host its first tele-town hall with Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) in its new series, “Future of the Courts.” As a 23-year veteran of the Army Reserves and Iowa Army National Guard, Sen. Ernst has defended our Constitution on the battlefield and now in Congress. Senator Ernst will join… Read more »

February 9, 2017

Nine Times Progressive Senators Made the Case for Quick Gorsuch Confirmation

For those of us who fought to defend the Constitution, it’s great to see a staunch defender of our rights being nominated for the Supreme Court. Unfortunately, many lawmakers are trying to hurt Judge Gorsuch’s chances, going against their own advice for purely political reasons. When President Obama nominated a Supreme Court Justice last year,… Read more »

February 8, 2017

CVA’s VP of Policy talks VA reform with Doc Thompson

Dan Caldwell, vice president of policy at Concerned Veterans for America, joined Doc Thompson on Monday morning to discuss VA reform, including #FixTheVA and #Hire10000Veterans. Caldwell shared CVA’s hopes for reform under Dr. David Shulkin, President Trump’s nominee for VA Secretary. CVA is pushing for greater transparency, accountability, and choice at the VA. “If you… Read more »

February 8, 2017

Shaheen calls for up-or-down vote for Gorsuch

Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) stood on the Senate floor and called for an up-or-down vote on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch. “I think we should all work together to move these nominees,” the senator said. “I haven’t heard any Democrats saying we don’t think that Judge Gorsuch should get a hearing or that he… Read more »