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CVA Florida Applauds House Vote to Kill Wasteful Spending Programs

Tallahassee, FL – Today the Florida House of Representatives voted to pass H.B. 7005 in an overwhelming vote of 87-28. If passed by the state Senate, the legislation will eliminate a number of major corporate welfare programs, including Enterprise Florida’s public-private partnership that hands out taxpayer funds to a few, large benefiting companies at the expense of many hardworking Floridians.

CVA Supports New Bill Limiting Union Activity at VA

Arlington, VA – Today Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-TX) introduced the Veterans, Employees and Taxpayer (VET) Protection Act, a measure which would put the needs of veterans ahead of union interests.   The bill would require the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to track the use of their employees’ time and prohibit employees involved with direct… Read more »

CVA Praises HVAC For Passing VA Accountability First Act

Arlington, VA – Today, the House Veterans Affairs Committee (HVAC) passed HB 1259, the VA Accountability First Act of 2017. The bill was introduced by HVAC Chairman Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN) just last week. Representatives Kuster (D-NH), Takano (D-CA), and Walz (D-MN) unsuccessfully proposed pro-union amendments which would have watered down the bill – each… Read more »

Bill Easing Burdens on Military Community Passes NC Senate Finance Committee

Raleigh, NC – Today the North Carolina State Senate Finance Committee passed, by voice vote, the “Ease Occupational Licensing Burdens on Military Families,” or SB8, a bill, which would ease occupational licensing burdens on military families in the state. If fully enacted, 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 HVAC Choice Hearing Tonight

Arlington, VA – Tonight at 7:30 p.m. the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, chaired by Rep. Phil Roe, M.D., will hold a hearing entitled, “Shaping the Future: Consolidating and Improving VA Community Care.” This hearing will examine the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Choice Program and the future of VA community care programs, authorities and budget impact.

Bill Expanding Opportunities for Military Community Sails Through House Subcommittee

Tallahassee, FL – Today the Occupational Opportunity Act, or HB 615, passed through the Florida Careers & Competition Subcommittee in a unanimous, bipartisan vote. The bill will next be considered by the full Commerce Committee.

TONIGHT: Sen. Sasse Discusses SCOTUS Fight with CVA

Arlington, VA – Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) will host the next event in the tele-town hall series, “Future of the Courts,” with Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) TONIGHT at 8PM ET.