Senate Bill 597
115th Congress(2017-2018)
Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship Act
Active
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Passed Senate on Sep 7, 2017
Overview
Text
Introduced
Mar 9, 2017
Latest Action
Sep 21, 2017
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
597
Congress
115
Policy Area
Education
Education
Primary focus of measure is elementary, secondary, or higher education including special education and matters of academic performance, school administration, teaching, educational costs, and student aid.
Sponsorship by Party
Pennsylvania
Montana
Pennsylvania
Passed
September 7, 2017
Type
Voice Vote
Voice Vote
A vote in which the presiding officer states the question, then asks those in favor and against to say "Yea" or "Nay," respectively, and announces the result according to his or her judgment. The names or numbers of senators voting on each side are not recorded.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote.(text: CR S5077-5078)
Summary

Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship Act

This bill amends title IV (Student Assistance) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to eliminate the expected family contribution (EFC) used to determine financial need in the case of a Pell Grant-eligible student whose parent or guardian died in the line of duty as a police officer, firefighter, or other public safety officer. Such student is eligible to receive an automatic zero EFC and qualify for the maximum Pell Grant award if the student was less than 24 years old or enrolled at an institution of higher education at the time of the parent or guardian's death.

Text (3)
September 7, 2017
September 7, 2017
Actions (10)
09/21/2017
Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
09/07/2017
Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, and the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
09/07/2017
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
09/07/2017
Received in the House.
09/07/2017
Passed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote. (text: CR S5077-5078)
09/07/2017
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote.(text: CR S5077-5078)
09/07/2017
Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions discharged by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S5077-5078)
09/07/2017
Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions discharged by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S5077-5078)
03/09/2017
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
03/09/2017
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Mar 10, 2017 5:16:41 AM
Updated
Dec 8, 2020 1:38:21 PM