Our Statement for the Record on the March 30, 2023, Legislative Hearing of the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity
STATEMENT FOR THE RECORD HEARING ON PENDING LEGISLATION HOUSE COMMITTEE ON VETERANS AFFAIRS ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY SUBCOMMITTEE 118TH CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION March 30, 2023 Chairman Van Orden, Ranking Member Levin, and Members of the Economic Opportunity [...]
Statement for the Record: Legislative Priorities Submitted to the Senate and House Committees on Veterans Affairs
STATEMENT FOR THE RECORD LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES SUBMITTED TO THE SENATE AND HOUSE COMMITTEES ON VETERANS AFFAIRS 118TH CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION March 7, 2023 Chairmen Tester and Bost, Ranking Members Moran and Takano, and Members of [...]
Coalition Letter for Higher Education Accountability Priorities
As 40 organizations working on behalf of students, consumers, veterans, faculty and staff, civil rights advocates, and researchers concerned about unaffordable student debts and predatory practices, we write to share our coalition’s higher education priorities. As Congress continues to consider long-overdue reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA) and to evaluate other higher education proposals, we strongly urge you to support policies that better protect students - especially low-income students and students of color - and the taxpayers who invest in them.
Coalition Letter on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023 Amendment
October 4, 2022 Senator Tom Carper 513 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 SUBJ: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023 Amendment Dear Senator Carper, The undersigned organizations serving service members, veterans, and [...]
Our Statement for the Record on the Topic of “Veteran Readiness and Employment: Is VA Succeeding?”
STATEMENT FOR THE RECORD HEARING ON THE TOPIC OF "VETERAN READINESS AND EMPLOYMENT: IS VA SUCCEEDING?" SUBMITTED TO THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY COMMITTEE ON VETERANS’ AFFAIRS U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES September 15, 2022 [...]
For The Record Subcommittee Hearing On Pending Legislation Submitted To The Subcommittee On Economic Opportunity Committee On Veterans’ Affairs U.S. House Of Representatives
STATEMENT FOR THE RECORD SUBCOMMITTEE HEARING ON PENDING LEGISLATION SUBMITTED TO THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY COMMITTEE ON VETERANS’ AFFAIRS U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES March 16, 2022 Chairman Levin, Ranking Member Moore, and Members of [...]
Our Statement for the Record: Legislative Priorities for 2022
STATEMENT FOR THE RECORD LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES SUBMITTED TO THE SENATE AND HOUSE COMMITTEES ON VETERANS AFFAIRS 117TH CONGRESS, SECOND SESSION March 1, 2022 Chairmen Tester and Takano, Ranking Members Moran and Bost, and Members of [...]
Our Letter Support The Build Back Better Bill’s Investments In Higher Education
November 17, 2021 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker United States House of Representatives S-221, The Capitol Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Chuck Schumer Majority Leader United States Senate S-221, The Capitol Washington, DC 20510 Dear [...]
Background on the Protect the GI Bill Act: Understanding Section 1016 In 2016, a unanimous Congress enacted the Career Ready Student Veterans Act, preventing GI Bill funding to be wasted at education programs which leave [...]
Our Statement for the Record: September 30th House Subcommittee on Education and Labor Hearing on Closed School Discharge
STATEMENT FOR THE RECORD SUBCOMMITTEE HEARING ON CLOSED SCHOOL DISCHARGE SUBMITTED TO THE HIGHER EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE INVESTMENT SUBCOMMITTEE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES September 30, 2021 Chairwoman Wilson, Ranking Member [...]
Our Letter to Congress Endorsing H.R. 2668, the Consumer Protection and Recovery Act
July 14, 2021 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Speaker The Honorable Kevin McCarthy, Minority Leader U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 RE: Call to update Federal Trade Commission’s enforcement tools under FTC Act, Section 13(b) [...]
MSO/VSO Letter Supporting the Expansion of the MLA to All Americans in the 117th Congress
May 21, 2021 The Honorable Sherrod Brown, Chairman Senate Committee on Banking SD-534 Dirksen Senate Office Committee Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Jack Reed Senate Committee on Banking SD-534 Dirksen Senate Office Committee [...]
Our Letter to Congress Asking Them to Update FTC’s 13(b) Enforcement Tools
April 26, 2021 The Honorable Maria Cantwell, Chair The Honorable Roger Wicker, Ranking Member Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation U.S. Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Frank Pallone, Jr. Chairman The Honorable Cathy McMorris [...]
Our Letter to Congress to Overturn the OCC’s True Lender Rule
April 29, 2021 The Honorable Sherrod Brown, Chairman, U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Room SD-534 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Patrick J. Toomey, Ranking Member, [...]
Letter from 21 Organizations in Support of James Kvaal for Under Secretary of Education
April 8, 2021 The Honorable Patty Murray Chair The Honorable Richard Burr Ranking Member U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions 428 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, D.C., 20510 To Chair Murray and [...]
More than 30 Veterans and Military Organizations Urge Congress to Close the 90/10 Loophole in Reconciliation
March 5, 2021 The Honorable Patty Murray, Chairwoman The Honorable Richard Burr, Ranking Member US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Washington, DC 20510 Dear Chairwoman Murray and Ranking Member Burr: [...]
Letter of Support from Veterans Groups for Rohit Chopra to Head Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
February 10, 2021 The Honorable Sherrod Brown, Chairman, U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Room SD-534 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Patrick J. Toomey, Ranking Member, [...]
Our Letter To Congress Supporting the Promoting Advancement for Transit Help (PATH) to College Act
The Honorable Peter DeFazio Chairman U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Sam Graves Ranking Member U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure United States Senate Washington, [...]
Letter to Congress from 44 Organizations on Supporting Student Parents in the next COVID-19 Relief Package
The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Minority Leader U.S. House of [...]
Letter to Congress: Stars and Stripes Funding for Fiscal Year 2021
September 16, 2020 The Honorable Richard Shelby The Honorable Patrick Leahy Senate Committee on Appropriations Room S-128, The Capitol Washington, D.C. 20510 Stars and Stripes Funding for Fiscal Year 2021 Dear Chairman Shelby and Vice [...]
VSO-MSO Letter to Congress About COVID Legislation and Veterans Issues
June 3, 2020 The Honorable Jerry Moran, Chairman The Honorable Jon Tester, Ranking Member [...]
Letter from 25 Organizations to Congress on COVID-19 and State Higher Education Support
April 27, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House U.S. House of Representatives H-232, The Capitol Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Minority Leader U.S. House of Representatives H-204, The Capitol Washington, [...]
Letter from 51 Higher Education Organizations to Congress in Support of Today’s Students in Response to COVID-19
March 18, 2020 Dear Speaker Pelosi, Leader McCarthy, Leader McConnell, and Leader Schumer: As new cases of COVID-19 exposure and infection arise every day, many of the nation’s institutions of higher education are suspending or [...]
Our Statement for the Record: Legislative Priorities for 2020
STATEMENT FOR THE RECORD LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES SUBMITTED TO THE SENATE AND HOUSE COMMITTEES ON VETERANS AFFAIRS SECOND SESSION 116TH CONGRESS March 9, 2020 Chairmen Moran and Takano, Ranking Members Tester and Bilirakis, and Members of [...]
Letter to the Senate regarding “short-term” programs for Pell
A letter from Veterans Education Success and leading education policy organizations to the Senate education committee leaders urging evidence-based, data-driven decision-making on opening Pell Grants up to very short-term programs.
Our Statement for the Record on VA’s Budget Request for 2021
STATEMENT FOR THE RECORD COMMITTEE HEARING ON U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS BUDGET REQUEST FOR FISCAL YEAR 2021 SUBMITTED TO THE COMMITTEE ON VETERANS AFFAIRS U.S HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES February 27, 2020 Chairman Takano, Ranking [...]
Thank You Letter to House Appropriations Committee for DOL VETS DVP Program
Below is a thank you letter from 17 veterans organizations to the House Appropriations Committee for including funding for the 2020 Department of Labor VETS program to establish a Disabled Veteran Program (DVP). [...]
MSO-VSO Letter Supporting MLA Expansion
November 15, 2019 The Honorable Mike Crapo, Chair Senate Committee on Banking SD-534 Dirksen Senate Office Committee Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Sherrod Brown, Ranking Member Senate Committee on Banking SD-534 Dirksen Senate [...]
42 Veterans and Military Organizations Request Senate Action on HR 4625, Protect the GI Bill Act
42 of the nation's leading veterans service organizations and military service organizations wrote the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee to request its speedy passage of HR 4625, Protect the GI Bill Act, which cleared the House [...]
Joint Letter in Support of Shalala Amendment on DoD Tuition Assistance
On July 25, 2019, twenty-six student, education, military, and veterans service organizations expressed their support for an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2019 that would require the Defense Department to make public [...]
37 Veterans and Military Service Organizations write Congress to share our priorities for Higher Education Act reauthorization
37 undersigned organizations representing the interests of more than 2 million military-connected current students in higher education, write to ensure that reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA) increases college access and improves college completion [...]
Our recommendations to Senators regarding the needs of students of color
Student Borrowers of Color Response to Senators Doug Jones, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris & Catherine Cortez Masto February 15, 2019 Thank you for the opportunity to share our thoughts on the needs of student borrowers [...]
Letter from Veterans, Military, and Consumer Organizations regarding protection from Credit Bureau abuses
Consumer and Veteran groups asked Congress to protect service members from credit bureaus infringing on their rights.
Veteran and Military leaders letter to Congress opposing the PROSPER Act
Veteran and Military leaders wrote a letter to congressional leadership opposing the PROSPER Act.
Veteran and military groups ask Congress to protect the rule against 300% interest “payday loans”
Veteran and Military organizations raise the alarm on unscrupulous practices of Payday Lenders. The American Legion also wrote Congress to protect the payday rule
36 Veterans & Military Organizations Write the Senate Education Chairman regarding the Higher Education Act
36 Veterans and Military Service Organizations write to Senate Education Chairman regarding Higher Education Act Student Veterans of America comment on Higher Education Act VES Statement for the Record [...]
Veteran Preference in FTC Oversight
Veteran and Military organizations ask the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce to prioritize veterans and service members in Federal Trade Commission oversight.
Veteran and Military organizations’ letter to Congress regarding Public Service Loan Forgiveness
Veteran and Military organizations’ letter to Congress requesting the preservation and expansion of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness
Letter from Consumer and Veterans groups regarding 2018 NDAA and fair debt collection practices
Consumer, Education, and Veteran organizations urge for updated regulations for debt collectors.
31 Veterans and Military Organizations Urge Protection for Defrauded Students
A letter to Congress and Betsy DeVos addressing the right of veterans to have education benefits reinstated after being defrauded by private for-profit schools.
Veterans and Military Organizations write to the House Veterans Affairs Committee on GI Bill issues
Veteran and Military organizations urge Congress to address specific GI Bill issues.
Financial Security for America’s Security
Veteran and Military organizations urge Congress for continued funding of CFPB’s Office of Servicemember Affairs.
Letter to Congress from 53 Veterans, Civil Rights, Consumer Protection, and Student Organizations
"In particular, we oppose all actions to delay, weaken, or repeal the gainful employment, incentive compensation, or recent “borrower defense to repayment” and college accountability regulations. Each of these accountability measures is essential to protecting [...]
Veterans and Military Organizations Urge Congressional Leaders to Keep Student Protections
On behalf of national organizations representing our nation’s military servicemembers, veterans, survivors, and military families, we write to urge you to ensure that important laws and regulations protecting students are not watered down or eliminated. [...]
Veterans and Military Organizations Ask the House Armed Services Committee to Keep Protections in Place to Prevent Fraudulent and Deceptive Recruiting on Military Bases
A letter to Congress requesting limitations to the access that college salespeople have to military bases as a protection for service members.
Veterans and Military Organizations Ask Sen. Manchin to Keep Protections in Place to Prevent Fraudulent and Deceptive Recruiting on Base
Veterans and military organizations write a letter to Senator Manchin urging limited access to military installations for college salesmen. Separate letter from 12 state Attorneys General
Dear Senators McCain and Reed: Protect Our Service Members
Veteran and Military organizations write to Senators McCain and Reed urging protection of service members on military installations from collegiate salespeople.
Protecting DoD Education Funds
A letter to Congress seeking greater protections of Department of Defense monies used as education funds.
No Accreditation, No DoD Money
American Legion writes a letter to Senator Durbin asking for greater protection of Defense Department education funds.
Dear Senator Cochran: Defend DoD Education Funds from Poachers
A Letter to Senator Cochran seeking greater protection of Department of Defense educational funds.
Military & Veteran Education Bill of Rights
A Bill of Rights for veterans and service members to rein in harmful practices while promoting educational success