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TAKE ACTION: Urge House Members Not to Turn a Blind Eye to College Waste, Fraud and Abuse


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, education, ethics, economy, congress )

Beverly
- 380 days ago - salsa3.salsalabs.com
Join organizations that work on behalf of students, veterans, consumers, civil rights and college access and affordability in urging your member of Congress to vote against this legislation.



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Beverly M. (84)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 12:16 pm
When Congress returns in September, the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on legislation (HR 2637) that would repeal rules protecting students, including veterans, from waste, fraud, and abuse, and tie the Education Secretary’s hands while leaving taxpayers holding the check.

Join organizations that work on behalf of students, veterans, consumers, civil rights and college access and affordability in urging your member of Congress to vote against this legislation.


The bill would weaken the current ban — which Congress passed more than 20 years ago with strong bipartisan support — on any college paying bonuses to recruiters based on boosting student enrollment or financial aid. Regulatory loopholes in the ban allowed some colleges to continue to abuse the system with high-pressure tactics to enroll students, including using lies, deception, pain and fear. Those loopholes were closed in 2011, and the last thing Congress should do is put students and taxpayers at risk again from this fraud.

Incredibly, the bill also blocks any regulations to enforce the law requiring career education programs receiving federal student aid to prepare students for “gainful employment.” Career education programs deserve closer scrutiny, not less. Some for-profit colleges are receiving close to 90% or more of their funds from federal taxpayers and at the same time are being investigated by more than 32 state attorneys general, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. This is certainly not the time for Congress to muzzle regulators from doing their jobs to protect the public.


There is no rationale for blocking rules to ensure taxpayer dollars are wisely spent or for creating new loopholes for aggressive and misleading recruitment tactics. We need to cut wasteful spending, not subsidize Wall Street corporations that routinely leave students and families buried in debts they cannot repay — and leave taxpayers holding the bag.

 

Jim Phillips (3209)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 1:46 pm
Petition signed to my congresscrtter.

We do not need Wall St. to legislate te rules and regulations so they can
make more money and profit from people who want a decent education
without the high costs of scams. Protect the students.

Ty,Beverly.
.
 

AniMae Chi (410)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 2:46 pm
Rep. Julia Brownley
District: FH-CA26CA
Phone:(202) 225-5811
Fax:(202) 225-1100
Thanks! Your form has been submitted.
Thank you for urging your Representative to vote NO on HR 2637.
 

Mary T. (302)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 5:47 pm
Rep. George Miller
CA
Thanks! Your form has been submitted.
Thank you for urging your Representative to vote NO on HR 2637.
 

Judy C. (107)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 10:18 pm
Signed. Thanks, Beverly.
 

Candy L. (479)
Monday September 16, 2013, 2:39 am
Please fill out the form below to contact your Representative and urge a NO vote on HR 2637.
Rep. Tom McClintock
District: FH-CA04
CA
Phone:(202) 225-2511
Fax:(202) 225-5444
Like he will, He's Teaparty Repuke Born In Bronxville, NY Not a Native of California
Home City: Granada Hills, CA Don't even live in our district Your suppose to live in the district that you cover He's a fraud!
 

Alicia B. (58)
Monday September 16, 2013, 1:07 pm
signed and noted.
 

Katie D. (85)
Monday September 16, 2013, 11:32 pm
Signed * Told Mary Kaptur to VOTE NO ON 2637
Thank You Beverly
 

Kayleigh Harter (9)
Monday September 16, 2013, 11:52 pm
Signed.
 

A F. (132)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 12:25 am
signed, thanks!
 

Annaliisa A. (0)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 2:14 am
Noted!
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 4:40 am
noted
 

Birgit W. (145)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 12:50 pm
Thanks.
 

Kathleen R. (138)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 1:06 pm
signed & noted
 

Lois Jordan (56)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 1:51 pm
Took a couple tries for me. "Your message has been submitted." Noted. Thanks, Beverly.
 

AwayNoMail Plze S. (500)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 2:30 pm
Noted, signed & shared. Thanks Beverly.
 

Sheila D. (25)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 8:08 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks, Beverly.
 
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