When the Department of Veterans Affairs announced a rule to waive federal ethics rules to specifically allow for-profit colleges to give gifts, money, stock options, salaries and more to VA employees, Veterans Education Success mobilized an impressive force of bipartisan ethics experts (including the top ethics official to both Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama), veterans & military groups, consumer and education groups, individual student veterans who had been defrauded by for-profit colleges, and even the VA employees’ labor union to organize opposition letters.  And we won!  VA backed down and rescinded its proposal.  We then worked closely with Congress to fine-tune the federal statute to make sure it remains strong.