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CVA Urges Wisconsin Assembly to Repeal Prevailing Wage

Madison, WI – Today the Wisconsin Assembly will vote on the state budget, which includes a full repeal of Wisconsin’s prevailing wage law. Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) has pushed for legislators in Wisconsin to eliminate the prevailing wage law because it limits job opportunities for veterans and boosts pay for well-connected companies working on government contracts – while leaving… Read more »

CVA Joins Bipartisan Coalition Pushing for McCain-Reed Amendment on BRAC

Arlington, VA — Today Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) joined a broad, bipartisan coalition in support of the proposed amendment on Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) introduced by Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Jack Reed (D-RI). Coalition members include the Project on Government Oversight, the Defense Priorities Initiative, and Heritage Action for America. The coalition… Read more »

CVA Urges Senate to Include McCain-Reed Amendment in NDAA

Arlington, VA — Today, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) filed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which would establish a commission to head up a new round of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) in 2019. A new round of BRAC is estimated to save potentially $2 billion dollars. Officials… Read more »

New Mexico Secretary of State Silences Voices of Concerned Citizens

Albuquerque, NM –  According to numbers released by the New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver’s office, over 750 New Mexicans submitted comments opposing an anti-free speech measure – but Secretary Oliver chose not to count them. According to a statement released by Secretary Oliver regarding her revised measure, her office completely discounted the comments submitted by 758 different concerned… Read more »

Left Unchallenged, New Mexico Secretary of State’s Measure Will Silence Citizens

Albuquerque, NM – Today Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver announced that she intends to implement the final version of her anti-free speech measure in early October. The measure forces citizens who support causes to list their names and personal information publicly – leaving them open to harassment and intimidation. This effort represents a massive overreach by Secretary Oliver, who does not have… Read more »

Congress Should Move on Bill to Modernize VA

Dallas, TX — Recently, Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) introduced the VA Information Technology Restructuring Act, or H.R. 3640, as a measure to modernize the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The bill is identical to a Senate measure introduced by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) earlier this year, which Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) supported immediately. The bill will create a Chief Information… Read more »

Judiciary Committee Must Quickly Move Qualified Nominees to Vote

Arlington, VA — Today the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on several qualified lower courts nominees, including Amy Barrett of Indiana and Joan Larsen of Michigan. Barrett is being considered for the Seventh Circuit and Larsen for the Sixth. It took Michigan Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters months to hand in their “blue slips” for Larsen, delaying the… Read more »