Archive for Tag: Assembly Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee

Veterans testify against bill giving state contract preference to only women-owned veteran businesses

TRENTON, N.J. – “Do not divide veterans by gender,” said veterans during the Assembly Military and Veterans Affairs Committee Thursday as they testified against a bill giving businesses owned by women veterans state contract preferences. Reaffirming his position as detailed in an op-ed published Thursday, U.S. Army veteran and...

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Sauickie bill creating inspector general for veterans facilities addresses lack of oversight and accountability in DOJ report

TRENTON, N.J. – One of the first pieces of legislation Assemblyman Alex Sauickie sponsored upon joining the General Assembly in 2022 addresses the insufficient oversight at state-run veterans homes as recently detailed in a report by the U.S. Department of Justice. His bill (A319) would create an independent inspector...

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