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APNewsBreak: VA abruptly drops plan to suspend ethics law


October 12, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs abruptly dropped plans Wednesday to suspend an ethics law barring employees from receiving benefits from for-profit colleges. The move comes after criticism from government watchdogs who warned of financial entanglements with private companies vying for millions in GI Bill tuition.

In a statement to The Associated Press, the VA said it had received "constructive comments" on the Trump administration plan and as a result would delay action.

As recently as Tuesday, the department had told AP it would implement the waiver next Monday, citi...

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