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New Bill Expands Opportunity for FL Military Community

Tallahassee, FL – This morning, State Representative Paul Renner (R) introduced H. 615, called the “Occupational Opportunity Act,” which would make it easier for military members and their spouses in Florida to find jobs as they relocate during service.

CVA Statement on Shulkin Hearing

Arlington, VA — Today, the Senate Veterans’ Affairs committee met to consider the nomination of Dr. David Shulkin, current VA Under Secretary for Health, to take over as VA Department secretary. Next week, Congress will vote on Shulkin’s confirmation.

Concerned Veterans for America Supports Gorsuch

Arlington, VA – Concerned Veterans for America Executive Director Mark Lucas issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court: “Anyone who celebrates freedom should be pleased that President Trump has nominated someone who so deeply respects our Constitution. Judge Gorsuch is an originalist in his interpretation of the… Read more »

Governor Scott Makes Vets a Priority in 2017 Budget

Tallahassee, FL – Governor Scott’s newly-introduced state budget proposal for the 2017 fiscal year includes an important provision prioritizing veterans. In addition to his broad based tax cuts that will provide relief to hardworking Floridians, Governor Scott proposes eliminating fees for hardworking veterans who work as commercial drivers. The budget also includes more FTEs, so that veterans’ services… Read more »

CVA Supports Rep. Smith’s Bill to Close Unnecessary Military Bases

Arlington, VA – Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) is reintroducing a bill which would allow the Department of Defense to eliminate or consolidate unnecessary military infrastructure in a move known as “base realignment and closure” (BRAC). The measure, called the Military Infrastructure Consolidation and Efficiency Act, will seek to fix problems with an older round of… Read more »

CVA Supports New Bill Easing Burdens on Military Community

Raleigh, NC – This week the North Carolina General Assembly introduced a bill which would ease occupational licensing burdens on military families. If passed, the measure would allow military members and their spouses to practice their professions under licensure from another state while transitioning to the requirements of the licensing boards of North Carolina.

CVA Statement on VA Hiring Freeze

Arlington, VA – CVA Policy Director Dan Caldwell issued the following statement on the hiring freeze at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA):