06/22/2010 07:04 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Democrats Push For Congressional Probe Of For-Profit Colleges

Democratic lawmakers called on the U.S. Government Accountability Office to examine the quality of for-profit colleges and their funding from federal grants and loans.

U.S. Rep. George Miller, who chairs the House Education and Labor Committee, U.S. Senator Tom Harkin, his Senate counterpart, and other lawmakers urged the probe by Congress's investigative arm, according to a letter they released today to Acting Comptroller General Gene L. Dodaro.

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