Rep. Susie Lee Invites Nevada Veteran Hurt by For-Profit Institution to State of the Union
Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Susie Lee announced she will be bringing Sergeant Isaac Saldivar as her guest to the State of the Union. Sergeant Saldivar is a Marine Corps veteran who deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq, and now helps other veterans stay active as the Las Vegas Program Coordinator for Merging Vets. After his military service, Sergeant Saldivar returned to Las Vegas and enrolled in a for-profit college. When he was only three classes away from graduating with an Associate’s degree, the institution closed, causing him to lose two years of GI Bill benefits.
Rep. Susie Lee issued the following statement regarding her State of the Union guest:
“I will be accompanied to the State of the Union address by Sergeant Isaac Saldivar, who bravely served our country. Sadly, Sergeant Saldivar’s story is similar to that of thousands of our veterans who come back home looking for an education only to be preyed-upon by for-profit institutions. I’m bringing him to thank him for his service to our country and our veterans, to remind everyone of our commitment to protect veterans, and to underscore the importance of holding for-profit colleges accountable."