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CVA Statement on Prohibition of Military-Strengthening Measure

Arlington, VA – Last night the House voted to block a new round of base realignments and closures (BRAC) for at least another year. Lawmakers adopted by voice vote an amendment from Reps. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) and Bill Shuster (R-PA) to prohibit funding for a new BRAC as part of a national security appropriations bill, H.R. 3219. Recently, Concerned Veterans for America (CVA)… Read more »

House Failed to Pass Crucial BRAC Amendment to National Defense Authorization Act

Arlington, VA – Today the House voted down an amendment offered by Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) that would have struck a section of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that prohibits the Department of Defense (DOD) from undertaking an additional round of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC). In June, Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) outlined the group’s NDAA recommendations for… Read more »

CVA Urges Congress to Include Reforms in NDAA

Arlington, VA — Today both the House and Senate Armed Services Committees will mark up the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY 2018. Current House versions of the bill contain defense spending levels over $60 billion higher than those laid out by the Trump administration earlier this year. Earlier this month, Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) outlined… Read more »

CVA Releases NDAA Recommendations for 2018

Arlington, VA — Today, Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) is releasing recommendations for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of FY2018. CVA’s report demonstrates that it is essential to our military’s readiness that waste, duplication, and inefficiencies are aggressively eliminated within the Department of Defense’s (DOD) budget.  CVA recommends that Congress include the following measures in FY2018… Read more »

CVA Joins Broad Bipartisan Coalition in Support of BRAC

Arlington, VA – Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) has signed onto a broad, bipartisan coalition letter urging Congress to reduce excess military infrastructure by implementing a new round of base realignment and closure (BRAC). Read the full letter here. CVA Policy Director Dan Caldwell issued the following statement: “The Pentagon should not waste taxpayer dollars on infrastructure that is… Read more »

CVA Statement on Responsible Defense Spending

Arlington, VA – Today President Trump will unveil his full fiscal 2018 budget to Congress. Early reports indicate that President Trump intends to request $603 billion in defense spending. Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Policy Director Dan Caldwell issued the following statement: “Despite comprising such a large chunk of our federal budget, the Pentagon has never been audited… Read more »

CVA Supports New Thornberry Acquisition Bill

Arlington, VA — Today Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, introduced a defense acquisition reform bill called the Defense Acquisition Streamlining and Transparency Act. This legislation would streamline and modernize the acquisition system, allowing the Department of Defense (DoD) to buy military goods faster and at better prices. The legislation will… Read more »