Arlington, Va. – Today Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) issued a list of five reform recommendations for Congress to consider as amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY2017. NDAA authorizes the budget for the Department of Defense (DOD), which has the largest discretionary budget of any federal government agency. In total, these proposed reforms could potentially save taxpayers $157 billion.
CVA’s NDAA recommendations include reforms to the military health care system, personnel and contracting reform, eliminating ineffective or wasteful programs within the DoD, streamlining the acquisitions system, and mandating a full and complete Pentagon audit. Click here to view a more detailed explanation of CVA’s NDAA reform recommendations.
Concerned Veterans for America Vice President for Legislative and Political Action Dan Caldwell released the following statement:
“There’s no excuse for forcing American taxpayers to fund projects like ineffective training programs for Syrian rebels or billion-dollar ships that don’t work. By enacting these common-sense proposals, Congress can eliminate wasteful spending while at the same time enabling our armed forces to better perform their core missions.”
These NDAA recommendations come on the heels of CVA’s recent launch of Target the Debt, a national initiative to highlight the threat that our national debt poses to our national security.
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