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Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro

Representing the 3rd District of Connecticut

DeLauro Condemns Trump Administration Attempt to Roll Back Veterans’ Protection from For Profit Colleges

October 3, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC (October 3, 2017)  Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) today released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s announcement of a proposal to roll-back a conflict of interest law that prevents Department of Veterans Affairs’ employees from profiting from for-profit colleges which receive money from the G.I. Bill.

“The Trump Administration’s latest proposal to allow government employees to profit from our nation’s veterans via conflicts of interest is mind-boggling,” said DeLauro. “The laws on the books prevent government officials from making decisions based partially or completely upon what would give them a personal financial gain. That is a straightforward, commonsense law, and it should stand as-is.

“The VA is not a vehicle for funneling veterans into high debt, predatory education institutions that manipulate veterans into enrolling while reaping profits at the expense of American taxpayers.”

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