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Bipartisan Coalition of Members Urge Support for Gainful Employment Amendment


Dear Chairmen Rogers and Rehberg and Ranking Members Dicks and DeLauro, 

We understand negotiations are ongoing on the fiscal year 2011 Continuing Resolution (CR), but important issues remain unresolved. As you finalize the CR, we urge you to include a bipartisan provision that prohibits the U.S. Department of Education’s implementation of gainful employment regulations.  

These troublesome regulations were developed by the Department of Education last year and predominately target one sector of higher education, the proprietary sector. Because two of the three regulations defining “gainful employment” go into effect this July, it is imperative that the final CR retain this important funding limitation.

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