Flake, McCain Introduce Bill to Increase Transparency in Gainful Employment Regs - Press Releases - United States Senator Jeff Flake

September 18, 2014

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and John McCain (R-AZ) today introduced S. 2863, the Transparency in Education Act as a Senate companion bill to legislation originally introduced by Reps. Matt Salmon (R-AZ) and Alcee Hastings (D-FL) in the House.

The bill would increase transparency during consideration of the gainful employment rule by requiring the Department of Education to determine the impact of the rule on all students participating in federal financial student aid – not just those at for-profit institutions – in order to better understand the impact on the higher-education system.

S. 2863 is cosponsored by U.S. Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA).

“This administration has a troubling tendency to advance rules and regulations like this one without fully understanding how they might negatively affect people’s lives,” said Flake and McCain. “We're pleased to introduce legislation that requires a fair and transparent process on behalf of countless students who will feel the impact of this rule.”


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