Shalala Amendment Pushes Tougher Scrutiny of For-Profits

July 15, 2019

A House amendment included in a $733 billion defense spending bill last week requires that the Department of Defense audit for-profit colleges that don’t clear federal financial responsibility standards.

The amendment was offered by Representative Donna Shalala, a Florida Democrat. Shalala, a former secretary of health and human services and president of the University of Miami, has been an outspoken critic of the for-profit sector since she was elected to Congress last year.

Twenty Republicans joined House Democrats in supporting the amendment.

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