Legislation that included language authored by Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) to improve the transparency of educational opportunities and loans offered to America's veterans was sent to President Obama's desk for his signature into law after a bipartisan vote in the US House last night.
The legislation, HR 4057, the Improving Transparency of Education Opportunities for Veterans Act, was introduced last spring as part of a package of bills Braley dubbed the "Blueprint for Veterans Opportunity."
HR 4057 targets the deceptive marketing practices some educational institutions have engaged in when trying to recruit veterans as new students. The measure would provide veterans with standard information about available higher education options, allowing them to make more informed decisions about college.
"The passage of this measure shows what can be accomplished when Congress puts aside its differences and works together," Braley said. "These important protections will help improve the transparency of educational opportunities being offered to veterans and end deceptive marketing by some educational institutions. I'm proud that this measure is just a signature away from becoming law."