Letters

Dec. 2017: Senators Reed and Durbin ask Defense Secretary Mattis to Release Contracts Between For-Profit Colleges and Military Installations (letter here).

Nov. 2017:  Senators urge Defense Secretary Mattis to warn servicemembers attending Ashford and to cease new enrollments (click here)

Nov. 2017: Senators urge VA Secretary Shulkin to warn GI Bill students attending Ashford (click here)

Nov. 2017: Senators Urge Federal Trade Commission to Strengthen Settlement Terms with Victory Media/ "Military Friendly Schools" (click here)

Nov. 2017:  Senators Write VA Secretary Shulkin to Uphold Protections Against For-Profit College Corruption Following VA Decision to Back Down From Blanket Ethics Waiver (click here)

Oct. 2017:  Sen. Murray and Colleagues Question Decision by VA Secretary Shulkin to Weaken Protections for Veterans from Predatory For-Profit Colleges; Ask for Immediate Suspension (news release here, letter here)

Oct. 2017: Sen. Carper urges VA Secretary to rescind proposal to allow VA employees to receive financial benefits from for-profit colleges (click here).

July 2017:  The American Legion Encourages Congress to Close the 90/10 Loophole (July 2017) (click here).

Veterans tell Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) (seated at left) how they were defrauded out of their GI Bill, joined by ves' veterans advocate tyson manker (2nd from left) (july 2017)

Veterans tell Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) (seated at left) how they were defrauded out of their GI Bill, joined by ves' veterans advocate tyson manker (2nd from left) (july 2017)

VES Legal director sean marvin (l) & yale law school veterans legal services clinic students tell house veterans affairs committee about their findings of predatory college treatment of veterans  (may 2017)

VES Legal director sean marvin (l) & yale law school veterans legal services clinic students tell house veterans affairs committee about their findings of predatory college treatment of veterans  (may 2017)

June, 2016  31 Senators Call On Education Secretary To Strengthen The 90/10 Rule

May, 2016  Veterans and Military Organizations Ask Senator Manchin to Keep Protections in Place to Prevent Fraudulent and Deceptive Recruiting on Base (and a separate letter from twelve state Attorneys General)(an explanatory Q&A on the amendment)

May, 2016  Veterans and Military Organizations Ask Senators McCain and Reed to Keep Protections in Place to Prevent Fraudulent and Deceptive Recruiting on Base (2016)

March, 2016  Senator Carper Seeks Information on VA Efforts to Assist Veterans Harmed by Closure of For-Profit Colleges

December, 2015  Blumenthal, Durbin, Warren, Brown Urge VA to Alert Veterans of Recent Settlements With For-Profit College Company EDMC, Strengthen VA Oversight of GI Bill Program

September, 2015  Carper, Ernst Ask VA to Give Veteran Students More Information about Flight Schools Prohibited from Enrolling Veterans Using the Post-9/11 GI Bill

July, 2015  Senators Call On Defense Department To Disclose For-Profit College Investigations

July, 2015  Sen. Murray Urges VA Secretary to Investigate Allegations Concerning G.I. Bill Benefits

July, 2015  Following Alarming Report, Durbin Calls For Defense Department Investigation Into University Of Phoenix Marketing Practices

June, 2015  Durbin Leads Members Of Congress In Calling On VA To Investigate ITT Tech - The Third Largest Recipient Of GI Bill Benefits

June, 2015  Sen. Blumenthal, Reps. Brown, Takano and Colleagues Urge VA to Increase Protections for Veterans Against For-Profit College Predatory Practices

May, 2015  Senators Carper, Blumenthal Seek Information on VA Efforts to Protect Veterans from Post-9/11 GI Bill Overpayments

April, 2015  Senators: Education Secretary Must Shine A Light On For-Profit College Loophole That Harms Veteran And Military Students And Taxpayers

July, 2013  Veterans & Military Organizations Ask Congressional Appropriators to Better Protect Defense Department Education Funds (as well as a Letter from The American Legion to Sen. Durbin and an American Legion Letter to Sen. Cochran)

Rep. mark takano mEETS with VES and student veterans from community colleges nationwide, June 2016

Rep. mark takano mEETS with VES and student veterans from community colleges nationwide, June 2016

SEN. TOM CARPER & SEN. RICHARD BLUMENTHAL JOIN STUDENT VETERANS, VES, SVA & IAVA FOR A PRESS CONFERENCE ON THE 90/10 LOOPHOLE LEGISLATION, june 2016

SEN. TOM CARPER & SEN. RICHARD BLUMENTHAL JOIN STUDENT VETERANS, VES, SVA & IAVA FOR A PRESS CONFERENCE ON THE 90/10 LOOPHOLE LEGISLATION, june 2016

VES policy director Walter Ochinko Speaks at 90/10 press conference with sen. carper, sen. blumenthal, and student veterans, june 2016

VES policy director Walter Ochinko Speaks at 90/10 press conference with sen. carper, sen. blumenthal, and student veterans, june 2016

Student veterans, along with VES Policy Director walter ochinko, and representatives of student veterans of america and iraq & afghanistan veterans of america, meet with Senate offices (June 2016)

Student veterans, along with VES Policy Director walter ochinko, and representatives of student veterans of america and iraq & afghanistan veterans of america, meet with Senate offices (June 2016)


Bills


Hearings

Press Releases

  • Elevating Veterans' Voices - After Action Report - Summer and Fall 2017 (click here)
  • November 13, 2017:  U.S. Representative Luke Messer (R-IN) Meets with Indiana Student Veterans About Forever GI Bill; New Law Will Restore Benefits to Veterans Attending ITT Tech When School Closed (VES Press Release here.  Rep. Messer Press Release here.  Photos and tweet here).  Coverage by Fox59 TV Indianapolis: VA To Begin Notifying Thousands of Veterans Who Lost Benefits When ITT Tech Shut DownGreenfield Daily ReporterLaw Restores Education Benefits For Vets; WBOI NPR News: Federal Law to Restore Veteran Benefits After ITT Tech Closure
  • October 27, 2017:  U. S. Representative Suzanne Bonamici Meets with Oregon Student Veterans about Protecting the GI Bill and Student Veterans (Press Release here.  Photos and tweets here and here)
  • October 13, 2017:  Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) Meets with Connecticut Student Veterans about GI Bill Issues, the Forever GI Bill, and How to Protect Student Veterans (Press Release here. Photos and tweets here and here)
  • August 24, 2017:  Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) Meets with Defrauded Louisiana Veterans, Hears How Some Colleges Target GI Bill with Consumer Fraud and Dishonorable Practices.  (Press Release here.  Photos and tweets here and here.)
  • August 22, 2017:  Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA) Meets with Defrauded California ITT Tech Veteran at Veterans Town Hall, is Thanked for His Leadership Restoring GI Bill Benefits to ITT Tech and Corinthian Veterans.  (Press release here.  Photos and tweet here and here.)
  • August 21, 2017:  Rep. Lou Correa (D-CA) Addresses Defrauded Student Veterans in Town Hall. (Tweet here.)
  • August 17, 2017: Rep. David Young (R-IA) Meets with Defrauded Iowa Veterans, Hears How Some Colleges Target GI Bill with Consumer Fraud and Dishonorable Practices.  (Press release here.  Photos and tweets here and here.)
  • August 15, 2017:  Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) Meets with Veterans Education Success, Hears How Some Colleges Target GI Bill with Consumer Fraud and Dishonorable Practices.  (Photos and tweet here.)
  • August 7, 2017:  Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA) Meets with Defrauded Virginia Veterans, Hears How Some Colleges Target GI Bill with Consumer Fraud and Dishonorable Practices.  (Press release here. Photo and tweet here.)
  • August 2, 2017: Rep. Mike Bost (R-IL) Meets with Defrauded Illinois Veterans, Hears How Some Colleges Target GI Bill with Consumer Fraud and Dishonorable Practices.  (Press release here.  Photos and tweet herehere and here.)
  • August 2, 2017:  BREAKING:  Congress Unanimously Passes the Forever GI Bill, Restores GI Bill to ITT Tech & Corinthian Veterans (click here).
  • July 7, 2017:  Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) Meets with Defrauded Colorado Veterans, Hears How Some Colleges Target GI Bill with Consumer Fraud and Dishonorable Practices. (Press release here. Photos and tweet here)
  • December 12, 2016 VES Hails Final Passage of Career Ready Student Veterans Act, Thanks Sens. Blumenthal, Cassidy, Tills, and Reps. Miller and Takano

VES President Carrie Wofford testifies before the bipartisan Congressional Commission on Evidence-Based Policy Making (October 2016)