Obama touts new GI Bill safeguards; Republican chides Senate and Obama budget efforts

President Barack Obama continues to take aim at unscrupulous college recruiters who target veterans and members of the military.

FILE - In this April 18, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks at Lorain County Community College in Elyria, Ohio. In a rebuke to the Obama administration, government auditors are calling for the cancellation of an $8 billion Medicare program that congressional Republicans have criticized as a political ploy. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama continues to take aim at unscrupulous college recruiters who target veterans and members of the military.

In his weekly Internet and radio address Saturday, Obama reiterated a series of measures he announced yesterday to protect current and former servicemen and women as they seek educational opportunities under the GI Bill. Some for-profit institutions use deceptive military-themed websites that appear to be government-run or connected to the GI Bill benefit system.

For the Republicans this week, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, the chairman of the House Budget Committee, criticized the Democratic-controlled Senate for not producing a budget. He says Obama has failed to lead the country and put it on a path toward a smaller debt.


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