Clinton criticizes predatory lenders, for-profit colleges during veterans forum in Nevada

Associated Press

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is vowing to protect veterans from aggressive for-profit colleges and predatory lenders while preserving the dominance of the U.S. military.

The former secretary of state spoke Thursday at a historic VFW post in Reno before about 200 people and five panelists from the military community.

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Clinton says her top priorities as president will include taking care of veterans when they return home.

She is arguing for continuing the post-9/11 G.I. Bill and promises to veto any efforts to pare down its benefits. She says her plan to get veterans into school and the workforce includes cracking down on for-profit colleges that can saddle former servicemembers with heavy debts.