|Braley Provision to Protect Veterans’ Education Benefits Passes House with Bipartisan Support|
|News Releases - Military & Veterans News|
|Written by Amanda Bowman|
|Friday, 14 September 2012 14:33|
Measure will block deceptive targeting of vets and increase transparency
Dubuque, IA – Today, the US House passed HR 4057, the Improving Transparency of Education Opportunities for Veterans Act, which includes Rep. Braley’s provision to target deceptive marketing practices by some educational institutions by providing veterans with standard information about available higher education options.
“Veterans deserve honest and accessible information about their educational opportunities so they can make informed choices on how to pursue the education they have earned,” Braley said. “This is a positive consumer protection for America’s returning veterans. I’m encouraged that this proposal attracted such strong bipartisan support. It shows what’s possible when we put aside party labels and work together to do good for men and women who have sacrificed so much for us.”
Rep. Braley offered his provision as an amendment to HR 4057 in June when the legislation was considered and passed out of the House Veterans Affairs Committee of which Braley is a member.
HR 4057 is part of a package of bipartisan bills authored by Rep. Braley (IA-01), dubbed the “Blueprint for Veterans’ Opportunity”, that was approved by the US House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs in June. Braley’s “Blueprint” will help improve economic opportunities and job protections for America’s military veterans. More information on Rep. Braley’s “Blueprint” can be found here: http://go.usa.gov/rf2z###
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