Veterans Education Success works with Congress to ensure GI Bill students’ voices are heard and that higher education meets their needs.
Congressman Mark Takano, now Chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, meets with Veterans Education Success and student veterans from community colleges nationwide, June 2016
LEGISLATION WE ARE TRACKING
These are some of the bills in Congress we are tracking.
Introduced by Senators Carper (D-DE), Cassidy (R-LA), Lankford (R-OK), and Tester (D-MT) Bill text is available here
Overview of HR 4625, The Protect the GI Bill Act of 2019 A bipartisan bill that passed unanimously out of the full House of Representatives on Nov. 12, 2019, after passing unanimously out of [...]
We are grateful to the GOP leadership of the House Veterans Affairs Committee for this excellent bill, which: Helps solve the problem of GI Bill overpayments by requiring monthly enrollment verification; Ensures that "deemed approved" [...]
HR 2618 amends the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to provide a guarantee of residency for registration of businesses of spouses of members of the uniformed services, to improve occupational license portability for military spouses through [...]
“Go back and say to your children and to your grandchildren, and those who come after you and follow you—tell them that we have made a promise to them. Tell them that the truth is [...]
The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions is working on a reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. The law dates to 1965 and has been reauthorized 8 times. The last reauthorization occurred in [...]
Sen. Sherrod Brown's bill to stop deceptive marketing by colleges
STATEMENTS ABOUT LEGISLATION
Here are our statements and our allies’ statements on legislation.
Our Statement for the Record on Pending Legislation: House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity
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 February 6, 2020 Chairman Levin, Ranking Member Bilirakis, and Members of [...]
Press Release: Veterans Education Success Praises Senator Alexander’s Support for Closing the 90-10 Loophole
For Immediate Release Contacts: Carrie Wofford, President | firstname.lastname@example.org (202) 422-6338 Veterans Education Success Praises Senator Alexander's Support for Closing the 90-10 Loophole Senator Alexander (R-TN) Announced His Support for the Protect VETS Act of [...]
For Immediate Release Contacts: Carrie Wofford, President | email@example.com (202) 422-6338 Veterans Education Success Praises Bi-partisan Bill to Close 90-10 Loophole Proposed legislation in the U.S. Senate will close the 90-10 loophole and remove the [...]
Congress Should Consider Authorizing VA to Require Letters of Credit from Schools in order to Mitigate Risks to Veterans and Taxpayers
The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) lacks the authority to require letters of credit (LOC) from schools eligible to enroll GI Bill beneficiaries. In contrast, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) can require schools [...]
Joint Press Release: Veterans & Military Service Organizations Response to Sen. Alexander’s Higher Education Legislation
October 19, 2019 For Immediate Release Contact: Tanya Ang | Vice President | (949) 244-7690 Lauren Augustine | Vice President of Government Relations (SVA) | (703) 772-9919 Barrett Y. Bogue | Senior Communication Advisor | [...]
Highlights Recently reintroduced legislation known as the JOBS Act would make federal Pell Grants available for very short, 8-week programs intended to help individuals “afford the skills training and credentials that are in high-demand in [...]
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 [...]
Oral testimony of our Senior Advisor, retired Army Col. Robert Norton, who testified before the House Veterans Affairs Committee's hearing on proposed legislation, including many bills we collaborated on to improve GI Bill college quality [...]
Our Written Testimony for July 17 House Veterans Economic Opportunity Subcommittee Hearing on Proposed Legislation
Written testimony of our Senior Advisor, retired Army Col. Robert Norton, before the House Veterans Affairs Committee's hearing on proposed legislation, including many bills we collaborated on to improve GI Bill college quality and student [...]
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 [...]
Thank you for the opportunity to share our thoughts on the needs of student borrowers of color as you undertake Higher Education Act reauthorization. Veterans Education Success represents veterans, servicemembers, military families, and survivors. According [...]
Note: This was originally published by The Denver Post on June 25, 2018. GOP Higher Education Legislation Will Hurt Service Members, Veterans and their Families By Jarrod Thoma After serving approximately four years in the [...]
This past week, nearly a dozen national veterans and military service organizations assembled on Capitol Hill in a united front to voice their concerns about the House of Representatives’ Higher Education Act reauthorization, known as [...]
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 wrote a letter to congressional leadership opposing the PROSPER Act.
Veteran and Military organizations raise the alarm on unscrupulous practices of Payday Lenders. The American Legion also wrote Congress to protect the payday rule
Thank you for the opportunity to provide input on the Higher Education Act Reauthorization. “These colleges are approved by the government; you think they must be good, butthey're not. Schools taking our GI Bill and [...]
Chairman Alexander: Thank you for inviting Student Veterans of America (SVA) to submit our remarks on your white paper, “HigherEducation Accountability.”1 Established in 2008, SVA has grown to become a force and voice for the [...]
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 [...]
DOD issued a position paper opposing the House PROSPER Act, which would curtail Public Service Loan Forgiveness, which DOD relies upon for military recruiting and retention.
Veteran and Military organizations’ letter to Congress requesting the preservation and expansion of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness
Consumer, Education, and Veteran organizations urge for updated regulations for debt collectors.
The American Legion resolution to protect gainful employment and borrower defense rules.
Our Statement for the Record on HR 3218, the “Forever GI Bill”/Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017
View Hearing Information VES Statement for the Record
View Hearing VES Statement for the Record
State Attorneys General letter to Senator Manchin to oppose his bill to open military bases to predatory schools
Veterans Education Success (VES) appreciates the opportunity to share its perspective on the Career-Ready Student Veterans Act (S. 1938). VES is a non-profit organization focused on protecting the integrity and promise of the GI Bill [...]
Veterans Education Success (VES) appreciates the opportunity to share its perspective on the Career-Ready Student Veterans Act (H.R. 2360). VES is a non-profit organization focused on protecting the integrity and promise of the GI Bill [...]