Senators cite Reveal coverage in requesting sponsorship contracts, saying they are “deeply concerned.”
Consumer groups and union leaders continued to blast the Department of Veterans Affairs for its plan to scrap an anti-corruption statute.
“Such a waiver would foster a culture of corruption in the VA,” said Melissa Bryant, political director of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.
The senators asked Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin to “immediately suspend” the proposed regulation.
The Trump administration wants to lift a law that prevents officials who administer the GI Bill from accepting money from for-profit colleges.
U.S. military officials granted special base access to University of Phoenix, according to documents released 817 days after Reveal requested them.
The proprietary schools – which include dozens of storefront beauty, computer and culinary operations – would have violated an anti-profiteering law were it not for a loophole that excludes the GI Bill and tuition assistance to active duty military.
Sen. John McCain accused the Pentagon of a “gross abuse of power” when it placed the for-profit University of Phoenix on probation in 2015.
The Pentagon has taken the University of Phoenix off probation, three months after suspending the for-profit school from its military financial aid program and from recruiting on military bases.
Using Veterans Day as a backdrop, the Obama administration announced its support for a bill that seeks to rein in for-profit schools that prey on veterans and military personnel eligible for the GI Bill and military tuition assistance programs.