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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 »

Congress Misses Opportunity for Common-Sense DoD Reform

Arlington, VA – This evening, the Senate passed the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and failed to include an amendment proposed by Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) to implement another round of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) in 2019. BRAC is the process of closing down empty or under-utilized military bases that are costing… Read more »

Wisconsin is One Step Closer to a Full Repeal of Prevailing Wage Law

Madison, WI – Last night, the Wisconsin Senate voted to pass the state budget which includes a full repeal of Wisconsin’s prevailing wage law. It will now head to Governor Scott Walker’s desk. Governor Walker has indicated his support for a repeal of the prevailing wage in the past, calling it, “one more tool to make sure taxpayers get… Read more »

CVA Encourages Wisconsin Senate to Repeal Prevailing Wage

Madison, WI – The Wisconsin Senate is expected to 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 that work on government contracts… Read more »